FORT MYERS — The 17-year-old honor student accused of pistol-whipping her mother in March to get a car has been arrested again, this time on drug and alcohol charges.
Rachel Anne Hachero, of the 6700 block of Mossy Glen Drive, Fort Myers, was arrested Friday night on charges of alcohol possession by a minor, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, resisting a law enforcement officer without violence and two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
According to a Lee County Sheriff's Office report:
A man called deputies and said he was following a Toyota SUV which was swerving out of its lane and speeding in Lehigh Acres. A deputy caught up to them at a gas station in the 1600 block of Meadow Road.
The deputy asked if she was OK and she said she was looking for gas money. However he smelled alcohol coming from her breath, smelled marijuana, saw an unopened can of Four Loco in the driver's and passenger door and a Styrofoam cup with a pink liquid in the center console.
When Hachero was asked to step from her SUV, she reached for her purse and after a brief struggle, was handcuffed and put in the back of the deputy's car.
While the deputy searched her SUV, Hachero twice slipped her hands to her front and pounded on the cruiser's windows.
The deputy found two bags of suspected marijuana, rolling papers, lighters, scales and a baggy with pills that were identified as Alprazolam (Xanax) and Ecstasy, according to the report.
After Hachero's arrest, her mother could not be located, according to the report. It was not clear if deputies tried to reach the girl's father.
Hachero is expected to be in juvenile court Wednesday on charges battery, possession of a gun by a minor and aggravated assault with a firearm stemming from her March arrest.
Hachero was an honor student at the exclusive Canterbury School in Fort Myers and was accepted into several Ivy League schools.
Hachero is accused of pistol-whipping her mother, who is not being named because she is the victim of a crime, in the head, pointing it at her and demanded her mother accompany her to an auto dealership to sign for a 2004 black Nissan, according to reports. The mother did so.
The mother called deputies the next day while the girl was in school and deputies recovered the gun, reported stolen a year earlier from a Lee County Port Authority law enforcement officer’s house, according to reports. It was unclear how she came to be in possession of the gun.
Hachero’s attorney, Jay Brazel, was in court in two counties Monday and not immediately available for comment, his assistant said.