Sanibel Police arrested one driver with a suspended license and a second for driving under the influence last week.
Grant Larsen II, 28, Gardendale, Ala., was traveling east on Periwinkle Way at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, when an officer observed his vehicle swerving within its lane several times. A registration check revealed Larsen’s vehicle registration had expired in July and the officer initiated a traffic stop. The officer smelled the odor of alcohol on Larsen, who was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. Larsen was transported to the Lee County Jail, where he refused a breath test to determine his blood alcohol content. He was cited for the expired motor vehicle registration and charged with driving under the influence. He was released from the jail Wednesday, Nov. 20 on a $750 bond.
An officer on routine patrol at 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, performed a random registration check on a vehicle traveling east on Periwinkle Way that revealed the driver had a suspended/revoked license. The driver, 36-year-old Nikoloz Nadirashvili of Fort Myers, was unable to produce his license and Sanibel dispatch confirmed his license had been suspended three times. Nadirashvili was placed under arrest for knowingly driving with a suspended license and transported to the Lee County Jail. He was released Saturday, Nov. 16 on a $5,000 bond.