Cape Coral man arrested on DUI charges after crash seriously injures woman

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Published: Updated:
Blain Stephen Brown (Credit: LCSO booking photo)

A Cape Coral man was arrested on DUI charges after a crash that went through front yards and left another driver in serious condition Sunday night.

A Hyundai sedan driven by a 26-year-old Cape Coral woman was traveling north on Chiquita Boulevard in the inside lane around 10:55 p.m., according to the Cape Coral Police Department. A Ford F350 truck driven by Blain Stephen Brown, 27, was traveling north on Chiquita Blvd. in the inside lane, approaching the rear of the Hyundai at a high rate of speed. Brown did not slow and rear-ended the Hyundai, crushing its trunk into the interior of the vehicle and continuing to push the car north for around 182 feet, police said.

The Ford pushed the Hyundai through two residential front yards, where the front of the car struck a palm tree and a wood utility pole, snapping the pole at the base. Brown’s Ford continued pushing the car, causing it to strike a large palm tree, which sheared down the entire driver’s side of the vehicle. Both vehicles came to rest in a front yard, with the front of the Ford truck still crushed into the back seat of the woman’s Hyundai.

The woman was transported to the hospital with possible life-threatening injuries but she was listed in stable condition Monday, police said.

Brown was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

At the hospital, a DUI investigation found that Brown had a medical blood-alcohol content of 0.226., and he was placed under arrest for DUI with BAC over 0.150, DUI causing serious bodily injury and four counts of DUI causing property damage. An investigation is ongoing to determine Brown’s speed at the time of the crash, which could result in further charges.

DUI crash on Chiquita Blvd. Credit: A. Satterlee (CCPD)

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