Marco Island Police received a tip alleging that an illicit drug transaction was being held at a local establishment and acted on that information to confirm its accuracy. The subject fled the scene in an attempt to evade officers.
In the process of that attempt to escape, the subject drove his vehicle into a canal in the vicinity of the bridge over the Smokehouse Bay.
Marco Island Police and Fire Rescue personnel were on scene as the vehicle and its contents were searched and removed from the water, with the assistance of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.
The subject has been placed under arrest and transported to Physicians Regional Hospital for evaluation.
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