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Rye Man Charged With Drunken Driving After Port Chester Crash

Port Chester police charged a Rye man with DWI and not wearing a seat belt after his car hit a utility pole Monday night.
Port Chester police charged a Rye man with DWI and not wearing a seat belt after his car hit a utility pole Monday night. Photo Credit: File Photo

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- A Rye man was charged with DWI and not wearing a seat belt after crashing into a utility pole Monday night in Port Chester, police said.

Police received a call at 9:43 p.m. about a crash on Boston Post Road in front of the Mobil gas station. A Jeep hit a fire hydrant and a sign post before striking a utility pole, according to police reports. Wires were on the roadway from the pole, police said.

Police, fire crews and EMS responded. The 44-year-old driver of the car complained that his head was hurt, police said. He was not wearing a seat belt and his airbag had deployed, police said. He also appeared to be intoxicated, police said.

He was taken to White Plains Hospital for treatment, police said. A blood sample was taken, and if his blood alcohol content was higher than double the legal limit, he could be additionally charged with aggravated DWI, Lt. James Ladeairous of the Port Chester Police said.

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