Michael Bortolametti charged with DUI for killing motorcyclist John Simone on Metro Parkway
FORT MYERS, FLA. — Late on Thursday evening, June 16, 2017, an alleged DUI driver struck two people who were standing in the turn lane of Metro Parkway, killing one and injuring the other.
Florida Highway Patrol reports that Michael Bortolametti, 22, of Cape Coral, was operating a 1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 south in the left lane of Metro Parkway at around 11:47 p.m., officials said. Bortolametti was approaching Topaz Court when he struck two pedestrians.
John M. Simone, 42, of Cape Coral and Marie R. Taylor, 26, of Fort Myers were in the left lane of the parkway and their motorcycles were parked nearby, officials said, when the Mercedes plowed into them.
Simone was pronounced dead at the scene and Taylor was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, officials said.
Police say that Bortolametti and his passengers, Taylor Strosnider, 21, of Cape Coral, and Madison Strosnider, 21, also of Cape Coral were uninjured.
|Name: BORTOLAMETTI, MICHAEL||of CAPE CORAL||
|Race: White||Sex: Male||DOB: 1994-12-25
|Approx Age: 22|
|Ht*: 5-10||Wgt*: 145||Eyes*: Hazel||Hair*: Black|
|ID#:335078||Last Known Address:
329 R TUDOR Dr CAPE CORAL FL 33904
|Booking#: 855118||Arrested: 2017-06-16 04:08||Status: Released: 2017-06-16 16:26|
|DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH (DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS)|
|Agency: FHP||Counts: 1||Type: Misdemeanor|
|Bond Type: Cash/Surety||Bond Amt: $1,000.00||Bond Paid: 2017-06-16|
|Case No: 17CT502311||Court: County Court||Sched Trial Date: 2017-07-05 8:00AM|