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Saturday, January 11, 2014
Mile Markers

LOWER MATECUMBE KEY

One airlifted in crash

A 34-year-old Ohio man was airlifted Thursday night after crashing into a wooden utility pole at U.S. 1 and Gulfview Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Timothy Fielding of Xenia, Ohio, was driving a 2014 Nissan SUV northbound at Mile Marker 74.5 when he lost control, struck a pole and knocked down two street signs, reports state. He was airlifted to Miami.

Rear passenger Christy Fielding, 32, also of Xenia, Ohio, was holding a 2-year-old child in her lap at the time of the crash, and neither were wearing seat belts, according to reports.

The driver was cited for failure to maintain a lane and for not having the juvenile in a child restraint seat, reports state.

ISLAMORADA

Erratic woman arrested

A Miami woman was jailed Friday after she was found dancing near Coral Isles Church, just north of a school, with her face painted white and hitting her car with a bungee cord, deputies said.

The woman was traveling in a stolen car, said Deputy Becky Herrin.

Coral Shores High School Assistant Principal Blake Fry reported the woman acting strangely on school grounds at 7:30 a.m.

Elizabeth Quintana, 43, had parked her BMW on U.S.1, blocking a lane.

"She said something unintelligible about 'Disney' and there were random things written all over the car in pink marker," Herrin said.

FLORIDA KEYS

Unwanted drugs disposal

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that its ongoing unwanted medication disposal program has collected 185 pounds of medications in the past six months.

Residents may drop off drugs at any of four substations instead of throwing them away, Deputy Becky Herrin said.

For Upper Keys, call 305-853-3211 for drop-off times, 305-289-2430 for Marathon, and 305-745-3184 for Lower Keys. Medications from businesses will not be accepted. Those dropping off should keep drugs in the appropriate prescription bottle.