Tuesday, October 22, 2019

FWC LAW ENFORCEMENT COLLIER COUNTY

 

 

Officers Arbogast and Kleis were on state water patrol when they initiated a vessel stop on a pontoon boat that was occupied by six individuals. The operator indicated several signs of impairment and there were many empty alcohol containers on the vessel. Officer Arbogast performed field sobriety tasks on the operator and came to the conclusion that his normal faculties were impaired. He was placed under arrest for operating a vessel while impaired. A breath alcohol test was conducted and results were below 0.08. A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) was able to conduct further evaluation of the individual. The DRE concluded that the operator was under the influence of a combination of alcohol and drugs. The operator was booked into the Collier County Jail.

Officer Kleis initiated a vessel stop in the Marco River to perform a boating safety inspection. During the inspection, Officer Kleis observed several possible indicators of impairment including slurred speech, red glassy eyes, and the odor of an alcoholic substance coming from the operator. After completing the vessel safety inspection, Officer Kleis asked the operator to perform field sobriety tasks. The operator consented to the field sobriety tasks. Upon completion of the tasks, the operator was placed under arrest for BUI and was transported to the Collier County Jail.

While patrolling at the Jolley Bridge, Officer Lugg observed two individuals returning from the water with a bucket. Upon approaching the individuals, Officer Lugg observed that the bucket contained a cast net that was wet and proceeded to perform a marine fisheries inspection on the individual. Officer Lugg asked the individual carrying the bucket if he had caught any fish and he stated that he had not. Officer Lugg then proceeded to find eight mangrove snapper located under the cast net, five of which were undersized. The individual was cited accordingly.

Officer Araujo, while on patrol in Picayune Strand State Forest, observed a truck traveling at a high rate of speed on 52nd Avenue. The vehicle failed to stop for a stop sign and nearly crashed into the sign as it made the turn onto Miller Boulevard. Officer Araujo stopped the truck and observed a very frail female exit the truck wearing only a dirty t-shirt and underwear. He asked the woman if she was okay and if she needed medical attention. She said no, but stated that she was not seeing well. The woman then began speaking in random and incoherent phrases. Officer Araujo asked the woman to conduct field sobriety tasks and she consented. After failing to complete the tasks, the subject was placed into custody and transported to the Collier County Jail. When they reached the jail, the woman declined to give a breath alcohol sample. The woman was subsequently arrested for DUI and driving with a suspended license.

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