A woman allegedly tried to run over a man with a car at Margarita’s Republic

Taylor McFarlain

A woman has been arrested after allegedly trying to run over a man with his car at Margarita Republic in The Villages.

Taylor McFarlain, 28, of Umatilla was found by an officer early Saturday morning in the parking lot of the Chipotle restaurant in Village Crossroads after apparently fleeing the incident at the popular Spanish Springs Town Square nightclub in The Villages.

She was driving a blue Toyota Rav4 when she drove towards the man who was struck in the left knee as he tried to dodge his oncoming vehicle, according to a Department of Lady Lake Police. She allegedly hit a parked car as she fled. His car sustained front end damage in the collision. There was a cup in his car that contained a pink drink that smelled of alcohol.

McFarlain was placed in a police cruiser and driven back to the Republic of Margarita. She vomited in the patrol car during the trip. The Indiana native was “very belligerent, swearing and shouting.” She attempted to spit on the officer and had to be put into a spit mask.

McFarlain was arrested for battery with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence, reckless driving and refusing to submit to tests. She was sentenced to Lake County Jail and released after posting $17,500 bond.

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