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Villagers’ son wearing only underwear arrested at Wal

Nov 21, 2023

A Villages couple's son wearing only underwear was arrested in the parking lot of Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.

Sumter County sheriff's deputies were called shortly before 1 p.m. Friday to investigate a report of a possibly intoxicated man wearing boxer shorts and sitting in a blue Jeep.

When deputies arrived, they found 41-year-old Brian Paul Sobocinski, who lives with his parents on Clearwater Run in the Village of Bridgeport at Miona Shores, who was apparently asleep in the vehicle, according to an arrest report. A half-empty 3-liter bottle of Carlo Rossi Paisano table wine was spotted in the vehicle. Sobocinski appeared to have vomited on himself and was not responding to knocks on the window of his Jeep. EMS personnel were summoned to the scene to evaluate Sobocinski's condition. He said he had no medical issues.

He refused to participate in field sobriety exercises and refused to submit to a breath test. He also refused to sign a citation issued to him.

He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and refusal to sign a citation. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $5,500 bond.

In 2014, Sobocinski was arrested when he was found naked outside a hotel in Boca Raton.

He was arrested in 2018 in an alleged attack on his fiance at a hotel in The Villages.

Sobocinski had been convicted of driving under the influence in 2004 in Texas and earlier this year in St. Lucie County in South Florida.