A North Naples man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 75 after a caller told Lee County sheriff’s deputies he was passed out at the wheel of his car in a San Carlos Park neighborhood.
Haroldjan Rudolph Fulop, 29, of the 100 block of North Street, faces charges of possession of paraphernalia, driving while license revoked/habitual offender and two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
According to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report:
About 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man called deputies and said a man was passed out in a black Volkswagen Jetta in the area of Winged Foot Drive and Indian Laurel Way and had been there for about an hour. A crack pipe was in the center area of the car, the caller said.
As a Sheriff’s Office community service aid approached the area, he saw the Jetta traveling north on Oriole Road nearing Alico Road.
The aid followed the car as it turned south on the interstate. A deputy caught up to them at the 125 Mile Marker and saw the car drive off the roadway. He stopped the car and the driver said “I’m prescribed methadone.”
The deputy also noticed a glass pipe with charred ends in the center console. Fulop was arrested on charges of driving with a revoked license. As the deputy completed an inventory of the Jetta, he found a charred spoon, pliers, a Brillo pad, a straw with white residue, a cotton ear swab and a blank medicine container, along with methadone and Oxycodone and a needle with a substance inside.
The 2010 Jetta was towed from the scene.