4 traffic cases involve child abuse, neglect, reports show


Published: Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 5:58 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 5:58 p.m.

Four people were arrested in the Gainesville area this weekend in unrelated cases for child neglect while driving under the influence of alcohol or after a traffic crash, reports show.

Patricia Marie Ayoub, 43, was stopped by Alachua County Sheriff's deputies Friday night after a van she was driving had a flat tire and she continued on its metal rim, scraping the asphalt of Southwest 122nd Street, deputies said.

Ayoub, of Gainesville, was stopped by deputies at the Chevron gas station at 12210 SW Archer Rd. Ayoub nearly fell over while getting out of her car, deputies said. During field sobriety tests, Ayoub almost fell on the ground during the one leg stand exercise. Breath tests produced results of .162 and .148.

Two 6-year-old children were also riding in Ayoub's vehicle. One child was Ayoub's and the other was the child of a friend, deputies said.

Ayoub was arrested on charges of neglect of a child without great bodily harm and driving under the influence.

Charles Tillman McKay of Archer was pulled over by Gainesville police after running a red light near 600 NW 16th Avenue Friday night, according to a report.

McKay, 28, told police that he was driving his family to his aunt's house in Gainesville. McKay's wife, Michelle, and three children, ranging in age from 4 to 6 years old, were also in the 1998 Black Chevrolet Tracker. The three children were sitting in the back of the car without their seatbelts fastened.

McKay told police that he bought a four pack of Budweiser and had already drank two beers while driving. He said his wife was not feeling well, so he thought it better for him to drive.

McKay performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Breath tests produced results of .139 and .140. McKay will face charges of child abuse and driving under intoxication. He was also issued a traffic citation for running a red light.

Lawanda Lowery, 33, left the scene of a traffic accident with her 18-month-old daughter in the vehicle on Saturday around 7:20 p.m., a Gainesville police report said.

Lowery, of Gainesville, had a suspended driver's license and no insurance when she involved in the accident at 2111 NW 13th St. The front end of her vehicle sustained substantial damage, police said.

Lowery told police that she did not seek medical attention for her child because she believed her child was not hurt. Lowery was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident and neglect of a child.

Argelis De La Rosa Guilamo of Gainesville was stopped by Gainesville police Sunday around 2 a.m. while driving a Ford SUV on Northeast 39th Avenue.

Guilamo, 35, was observed to have glassy, watery eyes and emitted an odor of alcohol, the report said. Guilamo performed poorly on field sobriety tests, raising his arms and swaying during the one-leg stand exercise. Breath test results registered at .175 and .192, according to the report.

Guilamo's child, of unknown age, was riding in the passenger seat of the SUV. Guilamo will face charges of child abuse and driving under intoxication.

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