(August 3, 2015)- Cape Coral Police made nine arrests Saturday night during its fifth impaired driving enforcement operation since being awarded a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
The operation consisted of a multi-jurisdictional DUi checkpoint which was held in the 1200 block of Cape Coral Parkway E., and a roving saturation patrol that operated city-wide.
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: Rafael Ramirez-Oliva (W/M, 10-23-93) of 4434 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL.
ARRESTED: Cathy Lynn Trybel (W/F, 06-01-1960) of 4429 SW 26th Ct., Cape Coral, FL
ARRESTED: Tyler Robert Patterson (W/M 7-24-96) of 4724 Pine Island Rd., Matlacha, FL.
CHARGES: Possession of Marijuana <20
ARRESTED: Rui Manuel Carmo, Jr. (W/M, 6-02-84) of 114 NW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral, FL.
ARRESTED: Nichole Marie Smith (W/F, 4-04-91) of 190 Hugh St., N. Fort Myers, FL.
ARRESTED: Tyrell Dean Atkinson (B/M, 4-30-90) of 2845 SE 16th Ave., Cape Coral, FL.
ARRESTED: Clinton D. Brown (W/M, 10-29-1959) of 9579 Gladiolus Blossom Ct., Ft. Myers, FL.
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ARRESTED: Victor Shaud (W/M, 6-24-92) of 5611 Montillia Drive, Cape Coral, FL
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ARRESTED: Kayla Marie Johnson (W/F, 02-15-1994) of 348 Detroit Ave, Ft. Myers, FL.
CHARGES: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Total Traffic Stops: 34
Speed Citations: 0
Seatbelt Citations: 0
Moving Citations: 2
Non-moving Citations: 2
Open Container Driver: 0
Open Container Passenger: 0
.02 Violation: 0
Criminal Citations: 7
Citations Total: 11
DUI Arrests: 7
Motorcycle DUI Arrests: 0
Other Arrests: 2
Total Arrests: 9
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