What's the penalty for not stopping your golf cart at a stop sign? Jail for this guy

What’s the penalty for not stopping your golf cart at a stop sign? Jail for this guy

(As originally published, Mon, October 30th 2023, 4:52 PM EDT)

LADY LAKE, Fla. (TND) — A man in Florida went from a golf cart to a police squad car after he didn’t come to a full and complete stop at a stop sign.

An officer in Lady Lake wrote about the driver of a light blue golf cart last Wednesday morning, Oct. 25.

”He reduced speed due to the intersection being a posted four-way stop,” the arrest report said. “The golf cart never came to a complete stop at the stop sign, before or after approaching the visible stop bar.”

Timothy Davidson made a right turn, and the officer pulled him over.

”Upon querying Timothy’s driving history, it revealed his license to be revoked as of 02/12/2009.”

Apparently, that wasn’t the only violation in the 54 year old’s past.

”I then queried Timothy’s driving history which revealed three previous guilty convictions on 05/30/2013 12/12/2018 and 03/05/2019,” the officer wrote.

What's the penalty for not stopping your golf cart at a stop sign? Jail for this guy
Timothy Davidson was arrested for driving without a valid license, third or subsequent offense, but he only got a written warning for failing to stop, Oct. 25, 2023. (Lake Co. Sheriff’s Office)

The 2018 incident was also in Lake County. He was adjudicated guilty of knowingly driving without a valid license and not having a motor vehicle registration.

This time, the officer arrested Davidson for driving without a valid license, third or subsequent offense, which is a felony.

Davidson ended up spending more than 24 hours behind bars before his release in lieu of $2,000 bond.

But he didn’t get a ticket for failing to stop at a stop sign; just a written warning.

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