A Lee County Sheriff's Office Corrections Deputy has been arrested and charged with DUI. Anthony Rivera was arrested shortly after 9:00 p.m. on April 18, 2014, by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were in the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn, located at 13000 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, looking for Rivera in reference to a domestic incident. Rivera was found in the parking lot in physical control of a parked vehicle. Based on the smell of alcoholic beverage, slurred speech, and bloodshot, glassy eyes, it was suspected that Rivera was under the influence. Subsequently, field sobriety tests were conducted by an additional LCSO deputy which then culminated in the arrest of Rivera.
Rivera has worked at the Lee County Sheriff's Office since 2007, and is assigned to the Corrections Bureau Core Facility. He has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending further Internal Affairs investigation into the matter. Any media inquiries may be directed to the on-call Public Information Officer via pager.