SWFL doctor arrested for drugs, DUI

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Southwest Florida doctor was arrested for DUI and drug possession over the weekend.

Witnesses tell Cape Coral police, 40-year-old Luis Aponte ran through a red light at Cape Coral Parkway and Coronado Parkway early Sunday morning, eventually swerving into the median.

One witness says they went up to his car and saw Aponte passed out. When police arrived, they say Aponte had vomit all over him, reeked of alcohol and became nervous once officers performed a DUI investigation.

According to his arrest report, Aponte failed a field sobriety test and police say they found an assortment of pills and marijuana in his car.

Aponte has had a Florida medical license since 2006 as a family practitioner. He has been released from jail on bond.

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