Results of August 28th Impaired Driving/High Visibility Enforcement Operation

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August 31, 2020) – The Cape Coral Police Department conducted an impaired driving enforcement operation on August 28th, 2020. Below are the results:

OPERATION: Grant-funded overtime impaired driving enforcement

OPERATION TIME: 6pm-1am

TOTAL TRAFFIC STOPS: 66
ARRESTS (Other/Non-DUI): 0
ARRESTS (DUI): 1
WARNINGS: 33
SPEED CITATIONS: 21
SEATBELT CITATIONS: 2
MOVING CITATIONS: 13
NON-MOVING CITATIONS: 2
OPEN CONTAINER CITATIONS (DRIVER): 0
OPEN CONTAINER CITATIONS (PASSENGER): 0
.02 VIOLATIONS: 0
CRIMINAL CITATIONS: 3
CITATIONS TOTAL: 41

ARRESTED: Sara Ruffin Ball, W/F, DOB: 4-9-72, of 8416 Suncoast Drive, North Fort Myers FL.
CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence, Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

An officer conducted a traffic stop on Ball’s vehicle at the 4000-block of Del Prado Boulevard South for speeding (63MPH in a 40MPH zone). Ball displayed indicators of impairment and performed poorly on the standardized field sobriety exercises. Ball provided a BAC% of .000 / .000, which resulted in a Drug Influence Evaluation by a Drug Recognition Expert officer who concluded impairment by cannabis.