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Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Gainesville student drives car into State Attorney's Office

A Gainesville High School student was arrested early Tuesday morning after he drove his car into the State Attorney's Office while high on marijuana.

When Gainesville Police Officer Stephen Carter got to the office at 3:30 a.m., he found Jonathan Sweat's gray Ford Ranger in the front window.

According to the GPD arrest report, Sweat, 18, appeared to be under the influence. Although he swayed while standing, slurred his words and staggered as he walked, Carter did not smell any alcohol on Sweat's breath.

After failing three field sobriety tests, Carter arrested Sweat and took him to the police department.

Sweat told Carter that police wouldn't be able to arrest him for DUI because he wasn't drunk, he was high on marijuana, the report stated.

After giving a urine sample, Sweat told officials he wanted medical attention and was taken to Shands at AGH.

While at the hospital, Sweat refused to cooperate with the medical staff.

After being cleared by the hospital, he was taken to the Alachua County Jail.

Sweat was charged with DUI.

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