Driver Going 90 MPH On I-684 Crashes Into Trooper's Car

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Angel Garcia, 36, was charged with driving while intoxicated, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer and reckless driving, according to police. Photo Credit: NY State Police

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State Police from the Somers barracks arrested a Danbury, Conn., man who was speeding along I-684 at approximately 90 miles per hour before crashing into a trooper's car just north of the Westchester County border on Wednesday at 11:05 p.m., according to police. 

Angel Garcia, 36, was charged with driving while intoxicated, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer and reckless driving, according to police.

The chase began in Bedford and ended in the Town of Southeast when he struck the police vehicle.  Garcia attempted to continue on I-684, but was unable to because of extensive damage to his vehicle, police said.  Injuries reported from the accident where described as minor, according to police.

Police began the pursuit on I-684 when the vehicle Garcia was operating was observed traveling in excess of 90 miles per hour. Garcia failed to stop for police after lights and sirens were activated, police said.

Garcia provided a positive breath sample that yielded a Blood Alcohol Content of .10 percent and was arraigned before the Town of Bedford Court. Garcia was remanded to Westchester County Jail.

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krishnazane.lopez:

​A combination of unsafe behavior and unsafe conditions can cause accidents. ​​Because there are a lot of wrong-way and drunk drivers out there that you might encounter. And accidents can happen any time, no matter ​​how you prepare on things to make you safe everyday!? still accident happens. Good thing, as for me I'm so glad I found an application SafeKidZone, it's a safety management device. Whenever you’re in trouble or accidents? you can actually press that Panic Button and your exact GPS coordinates will be sent over to their system and they will know where you are. Well to know deeper about this wonderful life saver application? Just simply click this link: http://safekidzone.com/?a_aid=5328991a0b72c

aleugene:

You'd be surprised how many drivers are hitting that 90 mark on 684. They go by my car like a blur. Yesterday, a van tore past me with the driver texting with his left hand.

Laurance B:

Bottom feeders like this is why we should always be thankful to those in law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day to protect us. Glad to know no one from the NYSP was injured in stopping him.

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