Sanibel Police arrested 31-year-old Sascha Crozier, of Cape Coral, for driving under the influence and cited her for driving on a suspended license, after she failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Tarpon Bay Road and West Gulf Drive.
A uniformed patrol officer was parked in the Tarpon Bay Beach access at 11:04 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, when he observed Crozier’s vehicle brake rapidly then fail to stop at the intersection. She initially told the officer she was lost and had been to a fast-food restaurant on Sanibel that is located in Fort Myers. The officer was alerted by dispatch that Crozier’s license was suspended due to a previous DUI charge in August.
Crozier was given a field sobriety test, which she failed, and was transported to the Lee County Jail, where a breath test revealed she was near twice the legal limit. She was released from jail Monday, Sept. 30 on a $1,000 bond. She was also cited for failing to stop at the intersection. An assisting officer disposed of a bottle of rum that was three-quarters empty and two unopened bottles of liquor collected from within Crozier’s vehicle at the scene.
A Melbourne, Fla., man was cited for failure to immediately report a crash after his vehicle struck the parked vehicle of Sivakaran Kanesan around noon Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Lighthouse beach parking lot. Christopher Lange, who was later contacted by police, stated he was unsure if he struck Kanesan’s vehicle since he did not see damage to his own vehicle.
George Barber, 67, Cape Coral, was backing his vehicle out of a parking space at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at 1740 Periwinkle Way, when his vehicle struck the parked vehicle of Maureen McGauran, 23, Sanibel. No citations were issued.