CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested Deborah Dupuie Sunday for a hit and run crash that resulted in serious injuries back in July of this year. It was discovered that Dupuie had a valid Florida ID Only card, and that her Michigan driver's license had been suspended after a previous DUI causing a death.
Deputies responded 15601 San Carlos Blvd. on July 6, in refernce to a 41-year-old man with extensive, possibly life-threatening injuries. It appeared a vehicle may have struck him and fled the scene. It was determined that the victim was in the dark stretch of roadway for unknown reasons. At some point, he was struck by a vehicle and sustained a head injury.
As deputies were conducting the investigation, Dupuie contacted LCSO reporting that she may have just been involved in a crash. Deputies responded to her house, and found a 2008 Ford Van with heavy front end damage that was consistant with a pedestrian crash. The investigation continued, and deputies determined Dupuie passed five different locations where she could have stopped to call 911 and report the crash, opting instead to go to her father's house, nine miles from the scene.
The victim is still undergoing treatment for his injuries, but is expected to survive.
Dupuie was arrested at her place of employment Sunday for multiple traffic charges.