Er­ratic mo­torist leads po­lice on chase, faces im­paired driv­ing charges

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - STATE NEWS -

A 55-yearold town of Ul­ster man was charged with im­paired driv­ing af­ter po­lice were no­ti­fied of an er­ratic driver who had nearly caused a crash Fri­day evening.

An­gelo Daquaro was charged with driv­ing while abil­ity im­paired by drugs and driv­ing while abil­ity im­paired un­der the com­mon law, both mis­de­meanors.

He was also charged with fail­ure to sig­nal a turn, fail­ure to use des­ig­nated lane, leav­ing the scene of a prop­erty dam­age ac­ci­dent, fail­ure to com­ply with po­lice, driv­ing across hazard mark­ings, and fail­ure to keep right, all vi­o­la­tions.

Sauger­ties po­lice said they re­sponded at 7:41 p.m. to a 911 call re­port­ing an er­ratic car headed north on Kings High­way. Po­lice said the caller re­ported the 2014 Kia had nearly caused an ac­ci­dent in the town of Ul­ster at a four-way in­ter­sec­tion on Leggs Mills Road.

The caller said the driver of the Kia, later iden­ti­fied as Daquaro, was swerv­ing all over the road­way and at one point had run off the right side of the road, strik­ing a guardrail, be­fore con­tin­u­ing north on Kings High­way, po­lice said.

Po­lice said of­fi­cers in­ter­cepted the Kia on Kings High­way near the for­mer Amer­i­can Can­dle fac­tory, but Daquaro con­tin­ued north, ig­nor­ing them. Daquaro then con­tin­ued through the in­ter­sec­tion of Kings High­way and state Route 212 be­fore pulling into the park­ing lot of the Star Way Diner, po­lice said.

Po­lice said of­fi­cers were then able to stop the car he was driv­ing.

Daquaro was re­leased to his wife with tick­ets to ap­pear in Sauger­ties Town Court later this month.

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