BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton resident Michael Anguille is in the Broward County Jail after deputies say he drove drunk and crashed into a woman in Lighthouse Point, paralyzing her.
From The Broward Sheriff’s Office:
A woman was paralyzed and remains in critical condition after being struck by a drunk driver Sunday night in Lighthouse Point. Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide detectives are asking for witnesses of the serious crash to come forward with information.
Michael Anguille was traveling at a very high rate of speed northbound on N. Federal Highway in the far left lane in his 2013 Nissan Altima on Sunday night. Anguille swerved into the center lane and crashed into the rear passenger side of Kim Smith’s Ford Explorer Sport, which was traveling in the same direction within the speed limit. The impact caused Smith’s car to rotate counterclockwise and slide into the median. The car rolled over and, while upside down, the driver side door collided with a large tree in the median. The car was then redirected back into the roadway coming to final rest on the driver side and obstructing the far left and center lane of the roadway.
Lighthouse Point Fire Rescue and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported both Smith and Anguille to Broward Health North Medical Center. Smith was very seriously injured and remains in critical condition.
Anguille was observed to be impaired at the scene. BSO DUI Task Force responded to the hospital and completed a DUI investigation. Upon being released from the hospital, Anguille was taken into custody for DUI. He faces charges for DUI, DUI with serious bodily injury and DUI with property damage. Anguille has two prior DUI and drug-related arrests from April 2014 and May 2011.
Anyone with information is asked to call BSO THI detectives Michael Kelliher or Michael Wiley at 954-321-4800 or report information anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online atwww.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.