Drunk Florida man arrested after boat crashes into Naples bridge
NAPLES, Fla. – A Florida man was arrested Tuesday after a boat crashed into the Gordon River Bridge around 9 p.m. in Naples.
Joseph Turner, 35, is facing a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication after police said he jumped from the boat onto the bridge after he was repeatedly told not to, according to the Naples Police Department.
The boat, named ‘Double Sunshine,’ had gotten trapped against the bridge near the 1200 block of 5th Avenue S because of a strong tide, investigators said.
People on the boat were jumping from the boat’s top deck onto the bridge, the boat’s captain told police.
Officers told the passengers a Sea Tow had arrived to pull the boat free and to not jump onto the bridge to prevent injuries or death, according to the arrest report.
Turner ignored the officers and jumped from the boat onto the bridge and became belligerent with police on scene, officials said.
Turned was arrested and taken to the Naples Jail Center.
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