Vehicle Crash Leads to Arrest of Fort Myers Man on Three Charges

A Fort Myers man was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence, possession of controlled substance without a prescription and drug equipment after he crashed his vehicle Thursday night on Sanibel Captiva Road.

Victor Gonzalez told Sanibel Police Officers he was traveling east on Sanibel Captiva Road when he lost control of his vehicle, swerved across the road and the Shared Use Path before coming to a stop in the grassy area. Gonzalez admitting to speeding at the time of the crash.

The responding officer suspected Gonzalez of being under the influence and conducted a field sobriety test on which Gonzalez performed poorly. He was arrested and transported to the Lee County Jail, where a breathalizer showed no alcohol in his system. Gonzalez was subsequently given a urine test. However, a THC vape pen, Xanax pills and a homemade smoking device with marijuana residue were found in his vehicle during an inventory by police.

Gonzalez was booked into the Lee County Jail on the three charges and released Friday, April 16, on a $7,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Saturday, April 17. Gonzalez refused any medical treatment at the scene and his vehicle was towed.

Other Vehicle Crashes

John Bosch of Fort Myers was traveling in stop-and-go traffic in the 1100 block of Periwinkle Way at 3:42 p.m. Thursday, April 15, when the back of his vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by Ashley Schubert of Fort Myers. Schubert told police she was paying attention, but was just unable to stop in time to avoid the crash. She was issued a citation for careless driving.

Stacey Grennell of Sanibel reported to police her vehicle was sideswiped Saturday, April 10 by a white SUV as it turned into the parking lot of Islander Center, 2407 Periwinkle Way. Grennel said she was unable to make contact with the SUV’s driver and a police search for the vehicle yielded no results.

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