Drunk Texas man causes three-car crash in Lehigh Acres
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — A Texas man faces three counts of DUI serious bodily injury, four counts of DUI property damage, and a single charge of DUI personal injury to another after a crash in Lehigh Acres on Sunday, officials said.
Vinh Phan Le, 26, of Houston, is accused of driving drunk and causing a crash on Lee Boulevard near Alvin Avenue, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said.
Le was driving a Honda Accord west on Lee Boulevard and allegedly hit two cars. The crash caused one of the vehicles to swerve off the road and slam into a power pole that snapped in half from the impact, deputies said.
After causing the crash, Le pulled over and deputies arrived soon after.
When speaking with Le, deputies noticed a smell of alcohol coming from his breath and also found three opened 32oz cans of Miller beer and one can of Modelo beer in his car, deputies said.
Multiple people, including children, had to be taken to the hospital for injuries they sustained in the crash.
Le performed a field sobriety test and the results led deputies to believe that Le was drunk, deputies said. He was arrested, taken to a nearby hospital to be medically cleared, and then sent to jail.
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