He was released from jail on a surety bond Saturday just before noon.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrest report says deputies saw the car Young was driving pull into a parking lot just before the D.U.I. checkpoint at 7070 College Parkway. Believing the driver was trying to avoid the checkpoint, deputies approached the car.
The deputy said Young’s eyes appeared to be blood shot and watery and he was speaking with a “thick tongue”. The deputy said he could smell alcohol on Young’s breath.
The deputy also saw a green leafy substance on Young’s shirt that he believed to be marijuana. Canine deputies also smelled narcotics in the air, but when Young’s car was searched, no marijuana was discovered.
According to the report, Young did not want to do the field sobriety check and just asked to be taken to jail. Eventually Young agreed to take the field sobriety test. Young was then placed under arrest.
When Young was asked to take a breath test he told the arresting deputy that the deputy was part of the KKK, the arresting deputy’s father was part of the KKK, and Young would not take the breath test.
Reacting to Young’s arrest Fort Myers Police Chief Doug Baker told WINK News, “I am extremely disappointed. This is not the conduct that we would expect from one of our officers. State Statute and department policy requires due process and Officer Young has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation and an internal affairs investigation.”