3 To Know: Beach cleanup; money for transit
1. Two men accused in road rage incident
A small car was left with more than $1,000 in damage after being forced into a guardrail by two drivers in pickups, Collier County sheriff ’s deputies reported.
Sixto Dominguez, 21, and Giordani Dominguez, 20, of Golden Gate Estates, were arrested Saturday afternoon on felony charges.
The two men, driving Chevy Silverados with raised suspensions and oversized tires, boxed in a Honda Fit after turning north onto Collier Boulevard from Vanderbilt Beach Road, the report states. While in the turn lane, a truck passenger threw a plastic bottle at the
car, hitting a window where a child was sitting. After turning onto Collier Boulevard, one truck cut off the car while the other sped up from behind, the report states. The trucks swerved to cut off the car and forced it into the guardrail, damaging its right-side panels and causing a flat tire.
The trucks accelerated to 80 mph and ran red lights to get away, the report states. Deputies eventually found the trucks on Randall Boulevard and arrested both men as the drivers.
The two are charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intention to kill and criminal mischief over $1,000. – Thaddeus Mast/Staff
2. Beach cleanup is Saturday
A beach cleanup sponsored by Marco’s Beach and Coastal Resources Advisory Committee and Marco Chamber of Commerce will be held starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 9, at South Beach.
“Let’s all do our part to keep out beaches clean, safe and barrier free for the nesting loggerhead sea turtles.”
Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
3. Public transit gets federal dollars for Hurricane Irma expenses
Just in time for the new hurricane season, 15 public transit systems across Florida are getting $22.8 million in federal funds to help pay for damage and emergency response expenses incurred in the last hurricane season.
Southwest Florida is a major beneficiary, with $741,000 going to Lee and Collier counties alone for expenses related to Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in Southwest Florida on Sept. 10.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration last week announced the assistance for costs incurred from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Collier County was allocated $226,000.
The money will be used to replenish operating costs and to repair damages that Collier Area Transit sustained because of Hurricane Irma, according to Michelle Arnold, director of Collier County’s public transit and neighborhood enhancement division.