Sixty-five-year-old Mimi Kranichfeld, of Sanibel, was arrested by Sanibel Police Thursday, Jan. 3 and charged with driving under the influence after she nearly struck three individuals traveling in a golf cart with her vehicle and physically assaulted two of them.

Kranichfeld’s vehicle was reportedly swerving in the road, as she repeatedly honked the horn, and came close enough to the side of the golf cart for one of the occupants to reach out and touch the vehicle with their hand. Kranichfeld returned to the undisclosed area and initiated an altercation with the golf cart’s occupants in a driveway, during which she hit and kicked a male victim in the head and bit the hand of the intervening female victim, according to the police report.

Sanibel Fire District treated the bite wound at the scene and the victims declined prosecution for the assault. Police transported Kranichfeld to the Lee County Jail, where her breath test resulted in a .201 percent, two-and-a-half-times the legal limit. She was released from Lee County Jail Friday, Jan. 4 on a $1,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 23.

Crossing Iguana Leads to Fender Bender

Kathryn Cefalu, 55, Waunakee, Wisc., was traveling west on Periwinkle Way, near Mitzi Lane, at 2:02 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, when she stopped for an iguana crossing the road and the back of her vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by Kelly Cooper, 40, Ludlow Falls, Ohio. No injuries were reported.

Driver Leaves Scene of Minor Parking Lot Crash

Elaine Adler, 60, Sanibel, reported the passenger side of her vehicle had been damaged some time between 12:59 and 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, while it was in the parking lot at Lighthouse Cafe, 362 Periwinkle Way. A witness, who left a note for Adler, told police he observed a vehicle operated by an elderly woman make several attempts to back out of the parking space next to Adler’s vehicle, one in which the vehicle clearly struck Adler’s vehicle, before leaving the scene.