(September 7, 2015)-  The Cape Coral Police Department conducted its eighth and ninth High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) operations Friday and Saturday nights, since being awarded a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

The results of the operations are below:

Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday night, the Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a 4-officer traffic saturation patrol.

ARRESTED: Brian Joseph Babcock (W/M 09-20-92), of 847 Erie St., Lancaster, NY. CHARGES: DWLSR CR#: 15-014176

ARRESTED: Brian Joseph Babcock (W/M 09-20-92), of 847 Erie St., Lancaster, NY.
CHARGES: DWLSR
CR#: 15-014176

ARRESTED: Brian Joseph Babcock (W/M 09-20-92), of 847 Erie St., Lancaster, NY.
CHARGES: DWLSR
CR#: 15-014176

 

ARRESTED: Robert Joseph Bender (W/M 09-05-88), of 24480 Venison Lane, Punta Gorda, FL. CHARGES: DUI CR#: 15-014179

ARRESTED: Robert Joseph Bender (W/M 09-05-88), of 24480 Venison Lane, Punta Gorda, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-014179

ARRESTED: Robert Joseph Bender (W/M 09-05-88), of 24480 Venison Lane, Punta Gorda, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-014179

 

ARRESTED: Robert Alan Dawson (W/M 05-10-69), of 3830 Central Ave #208 Fort Myers, FL. CHARGES: DUI CR#: 15-014183

ARRESTED: Robert Alan Dawson (W/M 05-10-69), of 3830 Central Ave #208 Fort Myers, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-014183

ARRESTED: Robert Alan Dawson (W/M 05-10-69), of 3830 Central Ave #208 Fort Myers, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-014183

 

ARRESTED: Randall Normal Cales (W/M 11-15-78), of 407 SE 22nd St., Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES: DUI, Possession of Cannabis CR#: 15-014187

ARRESTED: Randall Normal Cales (W/M 11-15-78), of 407 SE 22nd St., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI, Possession of Cannabis
CR#: 15-014187

ARRESTED: Randall Normal Cales (W/M 11-15-78), of 407 SE 22nd St., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI, Possession of Cannabis
CR#: 15-014187

 

ARRESTED: Christian Alvarado (W/M 10-01-88), of 18050 Old Bayshore Rd, North Fort Myers, FL. CHARGES: DUI CR#: 15-014191

ARRESTED: Christian Alvarado (W/M 10-01-88), of 18050 Old Bayshore Rd, North Fort Myers, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-014191

ARRESTED: Christian Alvarado (W/M 10-01-88), of 18050 Old Bayshore Rd, North Fort Myers, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-014191

Total Traffic Stops: 26
Warnings: 10
Speed Citations: 11
Seatbelt Citations: 0
Moving Citations: 3
Non-moving Citations: 2
Open Container Driver: 0
Open Container Passenger: 0
.02 Violation: 0
Criminal Citations: 5
Citations Total: 21

DUI Arrests: 4
Motorcycle DUI Arrests: 0
Other Arrests: 1
Total Arrests: 5


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturday night, the Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a 3-officer traffic saturation patrol.  There was severe weather in the area for much of the night.

ARRESTED: Stephen Louis Dannenhauer (W/M 6-18-71), of 5320 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES: DUI CR#: 15-014237

ARRESTED: Stephen Louis Dannenhauer (W/M 6-18-71), of 5320 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-014237

ARRESTED: Stephen Louis Dannenhauer (W/M 6-18-71), of 5320 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-014237

 

ARRESTED: Michael Wayne Vest (W/M 03-04-92), of 902 NE 12th Ter., Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES: DUI CR#: 15-014245

ARRESTED: Michael Wayne Vest (W/M 03-04-92), of 902 NE 12th Ter., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-014245

ARRESTED: Michael Wayne Vest (W/M 03-04-92), of 902 NE 12th Ter., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR#: 15-014245

Total Traffic Stops: 20
Warnings: 8
Speed Citations: 5
Seatbelt Citations: 0
Moving Citations: 2
Non-moving Citations: 1
Open Container Driver: 0
Open Container Passenger: 0
.02 Violation: 0
Criminal Citations: 2
Citations Total: 10

DUI Arrests: 2
Motorcycle DUI Arrests: 0
Other Arrests: 0
Total Arrests: 2

The grant that paid for these operations 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.  The South District of Cape Coral is everything south of Veterans Memorial Parkway and is comparable in both population and area to Sarasota, Florida.

Operations will continue through September 30, 2015.

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

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