A man who crashed into a fire hydrant in front of a Yorktown police officer before fleeing the scene early Saturday morning was driving drunk, police said.
The Yorktown resident was charged with DWI and driving with a blood-alcohol content .08 percent or higher. The unidentified man was also charged with leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident and other traffic violations.
The man was arrested at 2:45 a.m. after Officer Matthew Racioppo observed a black Acura allegedly strike a fire hydrant at the intersection of Crompond Road and Old Yorktown Road, before fleeing the scene, police said.
The vehicle was eventually stopped on Old Yorktown Road and the driver was identified as a 21-year-old Yorktown resident. After interviewing the driver and conducting several sobriety tests, the defendant was arrested at the scene for DWI, police said.
He was released on his own recognizance to a sober party. The defendant is scheduled to appear in court on Nov, 7.
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