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DUI operation results in three arrests

By Staff | Jun 4, 2017

Three drivers were charged with DUI and a total of 29 citations were issued during a High Visibility Enforcement DUI Operation traffic detail conducted by the Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit Saturday night into Sunday moring.

The operation was a 4-officer saturation patrol that was conducted city-wide. Officers were focused on identifying and taking impaired drivers off the road, officials said in a release issued Sunday morning.

Arrested were:

* Harold James Laushway Jr., 66, of 1152 SE 32nd Terrace Cape Coral. He was charged with DUI.

“Sgt. Kolak stopped Laushway for failing to maintain a single lane and speeding,” the release states. “Sgt. Kolak saw signs of impairment and asked Laushway to complete field sobriety exercises. At the completion, Laushway was arrested for DUI. Laushway refused to take a breath test.”

* Anthony Michael Montero, 23, of 2822 SE Santa Barbara Pl., Cape Coral. He was charged with DUI.

“Det. Jones Stopped Montero for almost hitting another vehicle while changing lanes,” the release states. “Det. Jones saw signs of impairment and asked Montero to complete field sobriety exercises. Montero was arrested for DUI, but refused to take a breath test.”

* Michael Lee Rivera, 39, of 2123 SW 8th Ct., Cape Coral. He was charged with DUI.

“Sgt. O’Grady stopped Rivera for failing to maintain a single lane. Sgt. O’Grady saw signs of impairment and asked Rivera to complete field sobriety exercises. Rivera was arrested for DUI, but refused a breath test,” the release states.

According the the release, results of the action include:

Total Traffic Stops: 28

Warnings: 6

Speed Citations: 14

Seatbelt Citations: 0

Moving Citations: 6

Non-moving Citations: 5

Open Container Driver: 0

Open Container Passenger: 1

.02 Violation: 0

Criminal Citations: 3

Citations Total: 29

DUI Arrests: 3

Motorcycle DUI Arrests: 0

Other Arrests: 0

Total Arrests: 3

The operation was conducted as part of a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation.

Source: CCPD