Immokalee driver charged with DUI manslaughter

An Immokalee man has been charged in a traffic crash that killed a Fort Myers woman.

Rufino Ortiz Hernandez, 28, of 701 S. First St., told Florida Highway Patrol that he had consumed six beers in two hours before getting behind the wheel of his 1998 Ford SUV. He's charged with DUI manslaughter in the Friday night crash.

Troopers said Hernandez was traveling south on State Road 29, south of State Road 82, when he drifted into the northbound lane, hitting Adlean Denett Vance, 41, head-on.

The 1996 Cadillac that Vance was driving became engulfed in flames after the collision, troopers said. Vance was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers tested Hernandez's blood, and determined he had a blood alcohol content of 0.11. In Florida, a driver is considered too drunk to drive with a BAC level of 0.08.

Hernandez was also charged with damaging property, failing to drive within a single lane and driving without auto insurance.

Hernandez was transported to North Collier Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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Comments » 3

mckinley8803 writes:

Another alien ( with NO INS.) kills someone else, but that's ok right? lets let them march and tell US what THEY want? SCREW THAT, FRY HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ihsaccountant writes:

No insurance doe not equal illegal; not defending the guy, but every person without insurance is not an illegal alien; I would say they are irresponsible and careless, and probably have bad driving records and deserve the punishment for the crime.

Let's focus on the crime...

Let's fry the numerous "caucasians" that were caught by the child predator sting as to hear your "uneducated" comments on that operation...

RRoss11330 writes:


You beat me to the punch....I agree you can't say someones an illegal alien just because they dont have ins.....if thats the case then a lot of people that were born here are aliens too because they dont have ins.

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