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Man arrested for flashing two women, one of whom fell and hit her head

An Orlando man is in jail for allegedly exposing himself to two women, one of whom was so startled she fell and hit her head, police said.

Michael David Fournelle, 32, is accused of exposing himself to the women on Aug. 31 in the area of Kirkman and Conroy roads.

In both instances, the victims said he pulled up in a car, called them over and was not wearing any clothes from the waist down, police said.

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In one case, police said the victim “was so startled and she tripped as she tried to get away.” That woman needed stitches after she fell and hit her head, police said.

Six weeks after the incidents, police arrested Fournelle after investigators traced the license plate to the car he was driving.

According to police, when officers confronted Fournelle he said he had been “having marital and sexual problems with his wife and these problems could’ve contributed to him exposing himself while driving.”

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Fournelle also told investigators that alcohol may have played a role because he sometimes has a few drinks before going for a drive, police said.

Police said the charges are more serious because the woman who fell and hit her head is older than 60.

On Friday, Fournelle told a judge that he has a wife and two children to support before the judge set bond at $2,500.

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Man arrested for flashing two women, one of whom fell and hit her head

An Orlando man is in jail for allegedly exposing himself to two women, one of whom was so startled she fell and hit her head, police said.

Michael David Fournelle, 32, is accused of exposing himself to the women on Aug. 31 in the area of Kirkman and Conroy roads.

In both instances, the victims said he pulled up in a car, called them over and was not wearing any clothes from the waist down, police said.

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In one case, police said the victim “was so startled and she tripped as she tried to get away.” That woman needed stitches after she fell and hit her head, police said.

Six weeks after the incidents, police arrested Fournelle after investigators traced the license plate to the car he was driving.

According to police, when officers confronted Fournelle he said he had been “having marital and sexual problems with his wife and these problems could’ve contributed to him exposing himself while driving.”

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Fournelle also told investigators that alcohol may have played a role because he sometimes has a few drinks before going for a drive, police said.

Police said the charges are more serious because the woman who fell and hit her head is older than 60.

On Friday, Fournelle told a judge that he has a wife and two children to support before the judge set bond at $2,500.

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Bus driver was drunk, may have been drinking while driving, Melbourne police say

A Melbourne bus driver was arrested for being drunk behind the wheel after officers found a red plastic mug next to the driver’s seat that smelled like alcohol, police said.

Edgardo Dobles, 41, is a driver for Space Coast Area Transit‘s 23 Route, which mostly serves Palm Bay.

Melbourne police said Dobles had just completed his route and was heading back to the bus yard when he was pulled over around 9 p.m. Thursday. Someone had called to report the bus was swerving, police said.

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Police said Dobles denied having alcohol, but he had bloodshot eyes, his breath smelled like alcohol and he was wobbling on one foot.

Officers also found a red plastic mug next to Dobles’ seat that was full of a liquid that police said smelled like alcohol.

The director of Space Coast Area Transit says a bus driver accused of being drunk behind the wheel will be suspended without pay #WFTV pic.twitter.com/YMFZxkRR6b — Michael Lopardi (@MLopardiWFTV) October 19, 2018

Police said Dobles refused to take any of the field sobriety tests.

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Police said there were no passengers on board the bus at the time officers stopped him, but they did not say when the alleged drinking may have started or if any passengers had been on the bus at that time.

“He has our lives in his hands, let alone other drivers. It’s kind of scary,” said Alissa Goodman, who rides the bus five days a week, including the 23 Route.

The county said Dobles was hired in February and passed pre-employment screenings. Dobles has been suspended from driving duties, the county said.

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FHP: Driver killed after pulling over on the Turnpike

A 58-year-old Summerfield man died Friday morning after being struck by a car after pulling over into the emergency lane of the Turnpike and attempting to exit his vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A car traveling in the right-hand southbound lane near mile-marker 256 drove into the emergency lane, striking the man and his stopped vehicle. The Summerfield man died on scene, according to Lt. Kim Montes. The accident happened around 8:30 a.m.

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Two southbound lanes are blocked, but the Turnpike remains open.

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9 At Your Desk: Friday, Oct. 19

WFTV.com's can't-miss stories for Friday:

TAKE A DETOUR: Avoid driving down Orange Avenue on Friday and Saturday. Entire sections of the road are closed to make way for this weekend’s Immerse 2018 festival. Plan your route home using these detours.

AVOID ORANGE AVE in @citybeautiful today and through he weekend. DELAYS for IMMERSE 2018. 🚧DETOUR: use Hughey and Division. @WFTV pic.twitter.com/jvm2aY0MO2 — Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) October 19, 2018

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WHO WANTS TO BE A BILLIONAIRE?: Two national lottery games – Mega Millions and Powerball – are sporting huge jackpots this weekend, topping a billion in total combined winnings. Find out how the prizes got so large.

CREEPY CRAWLIES: Did you know caterpillars can sting you? More than 30 people in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Polk counties have sought care for caterpillar stings since August. Find out what to do if one gets you.

GUNMAN SOUGHT: A woman in her 20s was driving home from work yesterday in Apopka when her car was shot multiple times. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said one of the bullets struck her upper torso. Click to read more about the shooting.

HAPPENING NOW: @OrangeCoSheriff deputies are still onscene in Apopka where a woman was found shot in her car. I just spoke to a friend who told police she was on the phone with the victim when it happened - she heard about 5 gunshots. @WFTV #WFTV pic.twitter.com/39oELgGIOV — Megan Cruz (@MeganWFTV) October 19, 2018

ARE YOU AN EARLY DETECTION DIVA? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and WFTV.com has (potentially life-saving) coverage you can count on:

START PLANNING YOUR STAYCATION: Walt Disney World announced Thursday it plans to build a nature-inspired resort set to open in 2022. Find out all the magical details.

CAMERA READY: The city of Orlando, the Orlando Police Department and Amazon Web Services said Thursday that they started the second phase of a pilot program evaluating Amazon's facial recognition technology. Click to see where (and why) the cameras are watching.

OUCH!: A man working on Interstate 4 in Orlando had his legs and one arm broken by high-tension wire, police said. Find out how it happened.

CENTRAL FLORIDA TEMPERATURES: 5-Day Forecast

WHEN YOU GET HOME: WFTV's Karla Ray investigates changes coming to the communications center that fields 911 calls for Apopka, Maitland and Eatonville after a 911 call was essentially put on hold for 15 minutes. Luckily no one was hurt-- but while that call prompted a review of policies and procedures at the center, investigative Ray learned there are three other internal investigations underway right now. Tune in tonight at 5 p.m. to find out why.

JUST TWO DAYS UNTIL COOLER WEATHER! Florida braces for the low 80s — coming Sunday through next week. Are you ready?! 😁 First big fall front - changes pattern for the long term! pic.twitter.com/6JmjwEqa9H — Brian Shields (@BShieldsWFTV) October 19, 2018
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