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Port Chester Man Charged With DWI After Poningo Street Crash on July 4th

Police: 68-year-old man slammed into parked car, pushed it onto sidewalk.

A Port Chester man is charged with drunken driving in a July 4th incident on Poningo Street, where Port Chester police he slammed into a parked car hard enough to push it onto the sidewalk.

Village police were alerted to an accident about 9:43 p.m. in front of 53 Poningo St., where they found a car with front- and rear-end damaged that had been pushed onto the sidewalk and up against a utility pole. A short distance away, police found a second car on Poningo Street that also had significant front-end damage.

Police said they found Frank Peterson, 60, of 10 Parker St., Port Chester, behind the wheel of the second car. Police said Peterson was intoxicated and he was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Peterson was also charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, police said, because of the high level of alcohol in his blood system. Peterson faces a hearing in Port Chester Village Court.

A. F. July 06, 2012 at 05:04 PM
I hope this is not the person I know. He is a great man, and works hard for his money. Some people make bad choices at hard times, and then they have to suffer the consequences.
Tony July 17, 2012 at 07:22 PM
What does working hard have to do with drunk driving, the azzhole now has to pay for being an idiot...No one elses fault

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