(August 16, 2015)-  Cape Coral Police made four arrests Saturday night during its sixth impaired driving enforcement operation since being awarded a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

The grant was awarded to the Cape Coral Police Department to reduce traffic crashes, serious bodily injuries, and fatality crashes that are attributable to impaired driving.  The grant provides $45,000 to offset the cost these High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) operations.

From 2012—2014 the City saw a 14% increase in traffic crashes. More alarming, is the number of alcohol related deaths and serious bodily injuries that occur each year. On average from 2012 to 2014, in 40% of the traffic homicide investigations (THI) and serious bodily injuries (SBI), alcohol was a factor. The total number of THIs and SBIs doubled from 2012 to 2014.

In 2014 Cape Coral saw the highest number of DUI arrests (203) occur between the hours of 12:00 am and 4:00 am. Of the 445 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests that occurred throughout all three districts in Cape Coral, (North, Central, and South), 210 or 47% occurred in the South District.

Operations will continue through September 30, 2015.

Link to original news release: Cape Coral Police Department Awarded Grant; Begins DUI Enforcement Operations

The results of the operation are below:

ARRESTED: Melissa Ann Best (W/F 06-04-69) of 3810 SE 12th Ave., Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES: DUI CR#: 15-013062 LOCATION: 1509 SE 12th Ave

ARRESTED: Melissa Ann Best (W/F 06-04-69) of 3810 SE 12th Ave., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-013062
LOCATION: 1509 SE 12th Ave

ARRESTED: Melissa Ann Best (W/F 06-04-69) of 3810 SE 12th Ave., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-013062
LOCATION: 1509 SE 12th Ave.

 

ARRESTED: Ryan John Harnett (W/M 04-08-77) of 3006 SW 1st Pl., Cape Coral, FL CHARGES: DUI CR#: 15-013064 LOCATION: 4300 Block of Coronado Pkwy

ARRESTED: Ryan John Harnett (W/M 04-08-77) of 3006 SW 1st Pl., Cape Coral, FL
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-013064
LOCATION: 4300 Block of Coronado Pkwy

ARRESTED: Ryan John Harnett (W/M 04-08-77) of 3006 SW 1st Pl., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-013064
LOCATION: 4300 Block of Coronado Pkwy.

 

ARRESTED: Tiffany Burbridge (W/F 09-26-80) of 3006 SW 1st Pl., Cape Coral, FL CHARGES: Obstruction of an Officer CR#: 15-013064 LOCATION: 4300 Block of Coronado Pkwy

ARRESTED: Tiffany Burbridge (W/F 09-26-80) of 3006 SW 1st Pl., Cape Coral, FL
CHARGES: Obstruction of an Officer
CR#: 15-013064
LOCATION: 4300 Block of Coronado Pkwy

ARRESTED: Tiffany Burbridge (W/F 09-26-80) of 3006 SW 1st Pl., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Obstruction of an Officer
CR#: 15-013064
LOCATION: 4300 Block of Coronado Pkwy.
 

ARRESTED: Kendall Elizabeth Smith (W/F 08-15-1993) of 1047 NW 36th Ave., Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES: DUI CR#: 15-013067 LOCATION: 1700 block of Cape Coral Pkwy. E.

ARRESTED: Kendall Elizabeth Smith (W/F 08-15-1993) of 1047 NW 36th Ave., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-013067
LOCATION: 1700 block of Cape Coral Pkwy. E.

ARRESTED: Kendall Elizabeth Smith (W/F 08-15-1993) of 1047 NW 36th Ave., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-013067
LOCATION: 1700 block of Cape Coral Pkwy. E.

Total Traffic Stops: 27
Warnings: 3
Speed Citations: 4
Seatbelt Citations: 0
Moving Citations: 8
Non-moving Citations: 8
Open Container Driver: 0
Open Container Passenger: 0
.02 Violation: 0
Criminal Citations: 3
Citations Total: 23
DUI Arrests: 3
Motorcycle DUI Arrests: 0
Other Arrests: 1
Total Arrests: 4

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