BRADENTON — A Bradenton man was charged with driving a vehicle without a valid license after deputies found his car in a ditch, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Hernan Ortiz, 23, was arrested at 4:56 a.m. Sunday.
Deputies reportedly received a call about a car parked at a Circle K gas station at 904 30th Ave. E., Bradenton. Deputies reportedly saw car driving away from the station and ending up in a ditch at 30th Avenue East and Seventh Street East.
A witness reportedly told deputies the car swerved a few times before coming to rest in the ditch across from her home.
Deputies reported Ortiz has never been issued a driver’s license. No car damage was reported and the report did not mention what caused Ortiz to swerve into a ditch.
Ortiz was booked in jail and released the same day on $120 bond.