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CCPD: Two pedestrians injured when impaired driver causes crash

By Staff | May 7, 2018

A Cape Coral woman faces six DUI-related charges after police say she caused a crash that left two pedestrians with serous injuries.

Colleen Marie Mulder , 37, of 3331 S.E. 15th Place, was charged with driving under the influence .15 or higher, two counts of DUI w/serious bodily injury and three counts of DUI w/property damage following Sunday’s crash in the 3000 block of Del Prado Blvd., a release from the Cape Coral Police Department states.

She was “found to be driving with a medical BAC of 0.226%,” police said.

The limit at which a driver is considered impaired is .08 in Florida.

The crash occurred shortly after 2 p.m.

“The investigation revealed that Colleen Marie Mulder was driving southbound on Del Prado Boulevard and rear-ended another vehicle, forcing that vehicle up onto the sidewalk where it collided with two pedestrians who were walking north on the sidewalk on the west side of Del Prado Blvd S.,” the release states. “The vehicle then collided with a street sign and several newspaper boxes before coming to final rest in the parking lot.”

The pedestrians sustained serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

An alert was sent to notify drivers of the resulting road closure and delay as additional patrol officers, a major crash investigator, victim advocate, and forensics responded.

“Mulder showed signs of impairment at the scene and was taken into custody,” the release states.

She was medically cleared at the hospital of complaints of injuries, police said, adding while there, a search warrant for a blood draw was executed.??

As of Monday afternoon, she remained in the Lee County Jail.