Man pleads guilty, sentenced to jail for road rage

A Ruskin man arrested for road rage in Holmes Beach in February was sentenced to 364 days in jail.

Jeovani Aguila, 24, pleaded guilty Nov. 20 in 12th Circuit Court to aggravated battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and possessing cocaine.

Judge Brian Iten accepted the plea and sentenced Aguila to jail with credit for time served.

Aguila’s rage was reported to police Feb. 26, after he’d been honked at for erratic driving in the 4300 block of Gulf Drive. Aguila had exited his vehicle and flailed a crowbar at a motorist, who locked his doors.

Holmes Beach Police Officer Tom Fraser tracked Aguila to a nearby Publix Super Market, where Aguila attempted to choke the officer during the arrest. Police also found cocaine residue in Aguila’s vehicle.

In court, the judge also ordered Aguila’s driver’s license suspended for a year and $1,572 in fines.

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