Suspect who ran from Cape bridge crash was on learner's permit

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A Cape Coral man is now facing a hit-and-run charge and resisting an officer after he left a crash on the Midpoint Bridge while driving on a learner's permit.

Police caught 21-year old David Laboy Sunday night off Southeast 23rd Avenue and Everest Parkway after crashing a black sedan into a concrete barrier on the Midpoint Bridge.

Instead of waiting at the scene, deputies said Laboy ran towards traffic and then scaled a seawall that borders the bridge.

A Cape Coral police officer said he was trying to hide.

Nearly a dozen deputies and police officers were searching for Laboy along Everest Parkway on foot, on boat and by helicopter.

At one point you can see an investigator pick up a backpack as evidence.

Once Laboy was found, Lee County Sheriff deputies took him away in handcuffs.

"Two police boats came up, and they got the guy. They put him onto the boat and then drove him on the other side of the canal where there were more cops" said George Cataankis.

He somehow got from the bridge to the other side of the canal without getting wet. 

Laboy was booked around 9 p.m. Sunday night on Everest Parkway, just down the street from Horton Park. He is expected to be in court at the end of October.


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