Collier deputy cited for careless driving

CREATED Jan. 31, 2014

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GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - A Collier County deputy was cited for careless driving for a two vehicle crash Friday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol says deputy Brian Wiedel, 44, was stopped at a flashing yellow light on 53rd St. SW at Golden Gate Parkway in the left turn lane ready to run east.

Wiedel thought the intersection had cleared and made a left turn into the path of a SUV driven by 56-year-old Loubert Frederic of Naples.  Frederic suffered minor injuries.

Wiedel was ticketed by FHP for careless driving.