Friday, March 8, 2013

Wrong-way Drunk Driver Busted On Hamilton Avenue

This could have been ugly.
A drunken driver nearly hit a police car while speeding the wrong way
down a Carroll Gardens street, authorities said.
Eric Barger, 34, was arrested after speeding in his 2007 Ford Van
against traffic on Hamilton Avenue near Smith Street at 5:40 a.m. Feb.
16, nearly causing a head-on collision with a patrol car, court papers
Despite efforts to flee officers, Barger was eventually pulled over,
police said at a recent 76th Precinct Community Council meeting.
The reckless driver blew more than the legal limit on a breath test, cops said.
Barger was charged with reckless endangerment, operating a motor
vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and reckless
driving, among other charges, the records show.

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