(August 14, 2016)-  Last night, the Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit conducted its eighth High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) DUI Operation since being awarded a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the later part of 2015.

The operation was a 4-officer saturation patrol that was conducted city-wide from 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM.  Officers were focused on identifying and taking impaired drivers off the road.  Inclement weather impacted overall traffic volume on the road last night.  Units from the operation were pulled to assist the Patrol Bureau with a DUI crash (not listed).   Below are the results of this operation:

  ARRESTED : Francis Joseph Wooten, W/M, DOB: 06-14-1987, of 1981 Trailwinds Dr., #104, North Fort Myers, FL.  CHARGES : DUI

ARRESTED: Francis Joseph Wooten, W/M, DOB: 06-14-1987, of 1981 Trailwinds Dr., #104, North Fort Myers, FL.
CHARGES: DUI

ARRESTED: Francis Joseph Wooten, W/M, DOB: 06-14-1987, of 1981 Trailwinds Dr., #104, North Fort Myers, FL.
CHARGES: DUI
CR:  16-012921
DETAILS: Det. Jones stopped Wooten after he changed lanes and almost hit another vehicle.  After speaking with Woooten, Det. Jones saw signs of impairment and conducted SFSE’s.  Wooten was arrested for DUI.  Breath test refused.

Total Traffic Stops: 22
Warnings: 9
Speed Citations: 1
Seatbelt Citations: 0
Moving Citations: 9
Non-moving Citations: 5
Open Container Driver: 0
Open Container Passenger: 0
.02 Violation: 0
Criminal Citations: 1
Citations Total: 16
DUI Arrests: 1
Motorcycle DUI Arrests: 0
Other Arrests: 0
Total Arrests: 1

"We are continuing to see greater usage of taxis and vehicle-for-hire services when we conduct these operations. More people are making the smart choice not to drink and drive.  I don't know if it is because we are pre-announcing [the operations] or not.  I do know that people really spread the word on social media.  We'll take it," Sergeant Patrick O'Grady, Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit.

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