A DUI, Two Citations, Several Fender Benders Kept Police Busy the Holiday Week

Anthony Nagle

Anthony Thomas Nagle of Fort Myers was arrested Monday, Nov. 25, and booked into the Lee County Jail for driving under the influence, and having medical marijuana open to the public. The 22-year-old was pulled over on Periwinkle Way at Donax Street by Sanibel Police around 11 p.m. after a registration check indicated his vehicle registration was expired. He was released from jail the next afternoon after posting $1,500 bond.

Baruch Joshua Simon of Denver, Colo., had rested his bicycle on the railing of the Blind Pass bridge and was standing nearby, when a car driven by Sarah Jewel Bertot of Fort Myers swerved across the bike lane and crashed into the bike and railing. Simon was standing next to the bike, but was uninjured. Bertot was cited by Sanibel Police for failure to maintain single lane and careless driving.

A four-vehicle chain reaction accident occurred Tuesday, Nov. 26, shortly after 5 p.m. in the eastbound lane of the 1500 block of Periwinkle Way. A car driven by Jose Luis Martinez Altamirano of Fort Myers failed to stop in time to avoid hitting the car in front of him. That car, operated by Elizabeth Ann Trezza of Fort Myers then struck a third vehicle, which in turn hit a fourth driven by Alan Mitchel of Sanibel. The third vehicle was unidentified and left the scene before officers arrived. Altamirano was cited for following too closely. There were no injuries reported.

There were three minor fender-benders with no injuries.

A vehicle operated by Sarah Nicole Gremore of Cape Coral collided with a vehicle driven by Caiden Olivia Rainville of Sanibel on Periwinkle Way and Dixie Beach Boulevard around 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. Nearby, a vehicle operated by John Mace Ingebritsen of Titusville, Fla., collided with a vehicle driven by Walter Joseph Meller of Alva, Fla., on Periwinkle Way and Bailey Road at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Vehicles driven by Deborah Joy Mackelcan of Sanibel and Mary Silva Doctor of Falmouth, Mass., backed into each other while leaving the parking lot at the Sanbel Recreation Center at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.

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