Lee County Commissioner arrested for DUI

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John Manning, of District One (Photo via lee.gov)

FORT MYERS, Fla. A Lee County Commissioner was arrested early Wednesday morning in connection with driving under the influence, according to a Cape Coral Police Department arrest report.

Lee County Commissioner John Manning, 67, of District 1 Cape Coral, is facing charges of DUI alcohol or drugs and two counts of DUI property damage.

According to the report Manning ran a red light crashing into a vehicle and a light pole.

Officers say after failed attempts to complete a field sobriety test, Manning was transported by an officer for a breath test where he registered a BAC of 0.105. Manning was arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail.

Gov. Rick Scott spoke about the arrest Wednesday afternoon while meeting with Lee County emergency officials.

“I don’t know all the details but all of us expect, including me, we expect that whether you’re elected or appointed to live up to the highest standards,” Scott said.

Manning had bail set at $5,000 and was released on bond Wednesday morning.

The circumstances leading up to his arrest were unclear.

Manning’s next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 9.

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