Arraignment Set For Rivera


Jorge Rivera will be arraigned before Lee County Judge Robert Branning on February 28th at 8:30AM. Rivera is accused of driving drunk and killing a 54-year old woman from Michigan while she was riding her motorized bike on Estero Boulevard on January 27th.

Court documents show that Rivera has asked that he be provided a public defender in the case. The 31-year old is facing charges of DUI manslaughter.

Florida Highway Patrol reports that Rivera was traveling south on Estero Boulevard when his Chevy Equinox hit the cyclist from behind, who was also riding south, on Estero Boulevard in the bike lane.

The collision caused the woman, who was on a motorized bicycle, to become separated from the bicycle.

The identity of the woman killed has not yet been made public by authorities. She was not wearing a helmet and pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle traveled off the road and into a mailbox at 5400 Estero Boulevard. Rivera was not injured in the accident.