Erratic motorist leads police on chase, faces impaired driving charges
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.