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CCSO: DUI driver out of gas, solicits money

Posted: 10:25 AM, Dec 29, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-29 15:25:37Z

Citrus County deputies say a drunk driver who ran out of gas began knocking on stranger's doors asking for money last Wednesday.

Anthony Selvester, 52, of 313 S. Harrison Street in Beverly Hills, is charged with DUI, DUI damage to property, leaving the scene of a crash and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Deputies say around 2 p.m. on December 23 they were called out to South Jefferson Street due to a suspicious person call.

Selvester was spotted pulling into a driveway, banging on doors asking for gas money and then backing out of one driveway and over a mailbox, an arrest affidavit states.

Deputies say the found Selvester near the intersection of South Jefferson Street and Beverly Hills Boulevard.

According to deputies, Selvester was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol.

Deputies claim Selvester admitted to driving a pickup truck and had run out of gas.

A property owner told deputies she watched Selvester pull into her driveway, park his truck in her carport, start banging out her door and asking for gas money.

According to the property owner, she told Selvester she did not have any money to give him.  At that point, he allegedly began threatening the property owner and their son.

Shortly after, Selvester got back into his truck, backed down the driveway and struck a mailbox, an arrest report shows.

A second family called deputies saying Selvester also pounded on their door and demanded money. There were reportedly children in the home at the time and due to Selvester acting very aggressive, the children became scared.

Deputies say when they questioned Selvester he admitted to drinking but could not recall how much.  They say he also lied and told them a friend had been driving his truck, deputies say.

However, all the complainants told deputies only Selvester was in the truck.

Deputies say when Selvester learned he was under arrest, he punched one deputy in the stomach.

Selvester refused to complete field sobriety tests and would not submit to a test of his breath, urine or blood, an arrest report shows.

He is now being held on $7,500 bond,