First meeting for Lee commissioners since Manning’s DUI arrest

FORT MYERS, Fla. The Board of Lee County Commissioners met Monday for the first time since one of their own was arrested for a DUI crash.

John Manning, of District 1, is accused of driving under the influence and hitting a woman’s car on Sept. 20. Manning pleaded not guilty.

Manning did not address his arrest during the commissioners meeting and went about the meeting normally. He declined comment when asked about it.

The crash left Justine Maher, of Cape Coral, with minor injuries. She intends to press charges for medical expenses and damages to her vehicle.

MORE: Lee commissioner pleads not guilty to DUI

Other motions were passed during the Board of Lee County Commissioners meeting:

  • A class action settlement was reached involving the Radiology Regional Center after an alleged data breach and improper disposal of medical records, according to the agenda. Plaintiffs in the suit will receive a combined total of $290,000.
  • The county approved an extension of its post-Irma state of emergency for another seven days.
  • The maximum price tag for a new public library to be built in North Fort Myers was set at $10,436,764.51. Commissioners approved the figure as part of an amendment to its agreement with contractor DeAngelis Diamond Construction LLC.
Reporter:Andrea Henderson

Writer:Rachel Ravina
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