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Fort Myers man arrested for DUI after causing 8-car pileup

The incident took place just before noon Saturday in Charlotte County
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Updated: May. 9, 2021 at 8:21 AM EDT
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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (WWSB) - A 23-year-old man from Fort Myers has been arrested in Charlotte County after causing a multicar pileup while under the influence, the Florida Highway Patrol says.

The incident took place just before noon on Saturday.

The FHP says the 23-year-old was driving north in the right lane of U.S. 41, just south of Jones Loop Road, and crashed into multiple vehicles while at a red light. A total of 8 cars were affected.

Those affected were from the Southwest Florida area and ages ranged from 5 to 69. None were injured.

The young man who caused the crash suffered minor injures and has been charged with seven counts of DUI with property damage and cited for careless driving.

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