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Police: Port Chester Man Drove into Patrol Car Trying to Avoid Arrest in DWI Accident

Port Chester DPW worker followed accused drunk driver until police could catch up with him.

A 28-year-old Port Chester man is accused of drunken driving and resisting arrest after he was involved in an accident on King Street, led police on a chase and then slammed into a police car, according to Port Chester police.

In the 6 p.m. Saturday incident, police said Fabian Duchitanga-Albarracian of 266 Willet Ave. is also accused of struggling with a Port Chester police officer when he was finally stopped and then punching the police officer in the face.

Police said they were alerted to an accident at King Street and Poningo Street, where a Port Chester DPW worker said he saw a white Ford van hit a parked car. Police said the DPW worker followed the Fored E-350 van until a Port Chester police officer was able to catch up with him.

A village officer pulled the van over at Willett Avenue and Highland Street, however, police said the van's driver, Duchitanga-Albarracian, drove off in an attempt to get away from the police officer. Police said a village officer blocked the path of the van, but Duchitanga-Albarracian drove into the police car.

Police said Duchitanga-Albarracian struck his head on the steering wheel of the van, receiving several cuts to his face and forehead. The police car was not seriously damaged and the police officer behind the wheel was not hurt.

After the crash, police said Duchitanga-Albarracian struggled with a police officer and then hit the officer in the face. Duchitanga-Albarracian was handcuffed and later taken to White Plains Hospital for treatment.

Police said Duchitanga-Albarracian, whose driver's license was suspended from a 2009 alchohol-related incident, was charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident and several traffic violations.

Duchitanga-Albarracian faces a hearing in Port Chester Village Court.

Craig Noor August 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM
No surprise he was without a license ... good thing he didn't hurt anyone else _this time_. I'm sure this upstanding gentleman has made numerous contributions to our community (stimulating the economy at the body shops) and that he will continue to do so, between arrests, because he clearly has no respect for himself, the law, or his neighbors, or the police. In addition to seatbelt checks I think it would be a good idea to institute LICENSE checks at the checkpoints. No profiling by any protected characteristics, but I am sure it would be fruitful.
TONY August 21, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Always something in port chester
TONY August 21, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Drugs,shootings, drunk people

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