MARCO ISLAND — Former Marco Island City Council candidate Andrew Martin Guidry, 47, of the 200 block of Apple Lane in Naples, was arrested Sunday night following an argument with his 25-year-old wife and a 14-year-old girl, Collier County Sheriff’s deputies reported. Guidry, who has a history of battery arrests, according to reports, is a well-known physician on Marco Island and in Naples.
Guidry has successfully disputed his other arrests and told the Daily News on Thursday that his version of events in this case is completely different than what is contained in police reports.
Deputies were on their way to a report of a physical dispute at Guidry’s home about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, but before getting within one mile of the house, they met up with the crying, shoeless teen victim, according to reports.
The young witness told police that Guidry “went crazy.”
The argument between Guidry and his wife began, she said, when his wife accidentally crashed her Ford Explorer into a gate at the home.
Guidry says he got so upset because he saw his wife's car moving with the kids in it in no driver.
When Guidry came charging out at the two women, they decided to hide in the family Ford Explorer to escape him, according to reports. He banged on the glass with his fists. Then his wife drove the vehicle through the grass around the house. However, once they got back around, he had blocked the only exit with his truck, according to reports.
Guidry’s wife got out of the Explorer to get clothes from the house, but when she did, she told police that Guidry pushed her in a “rage” with both hands and got in the driver’s seat, according to reports.
According to the report, the teen witness attempted to escape from the slow moving vehicle, but Guidry pulled her back by the hair and shirt.
Reports said she was only able to run away after escaping from Guidry.
She then “ran for her life down the roadway where she met police,” according to reports.
She was “so afraid that she ran out of her shoes,” deputies said.
Guidry's version of what happened is completely different from the reports.
Guidry said he saw the car moving with his 2-year-old and 3-year-old daughters in the back seat without being in their car seats.
He began yelling very loudly, he said, because he didn’t understand why his wife was standing out on the side of the road as the car with the kids inside was rolling into the driveway.
Guidry said that he ran over to stop the Explorer and may have touched the teen when he put it in park but never grabbed her. He said he never moved his truck to block the Explorer and didn't push his wife.
When police arrived, Guidry said they wouldn't listen to him.
Guidry’s wife said she was so afraid because of previous abuse, according to reports.
Deputies said Guidry smelled of alcohol and urinated on himself while speaking to them. He was charged with domestic battery and assault.
Previous battery charges filed against Guidry in Collier County over the years were disposed.
In his most recent case, he avoided a misdemeanor conviction in December involving his arrest in July 2009 on a soliciting prostitution charge after a female patient said he offered a free medical procedure in exchange for sex. He successfully completed a three-month pretrial diversion program that required him to do 100 hours of community service, undergo a psychological evaluation and follow its recommendations.