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Drunken Driver Flips Vehicle in Harrison

HARRISON, N.Y. - A Rye man was arrested last month for driving while intoxicated after his jeep was overturned in Harrison, police said. He was not injured beyond a laceration on his shoulder and was treated at the White Plains Hospital.

Harrison police were dispatched close to 2 a.m. on June 24 when Christopher J. Daiber's vehicle was found overturned on a lawn near Purchase Street and Biltmore Avenue. After the officer smelled a "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage" and witnessed Daiber's impaired speech and glassy eyes, he was placed under arrest for DWI.

After being treated for his injury, Daiber was unable to balance himself and needed officers' assistance to prevent him from falling, police said. He refused to submit to a chemical test to determine his blood alcohol content on first request, but agreed later in a second request by police.

Daiber was processed and released at White Plains Hospital without bail.

Also in this week's Harrison Police blotter:

- Terence R. Hughes of Mahopac was arrested near Mamaroneck Avenue for driving while intoxicated on June 26 after police observed him driving 63 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone and changing lanes without signaling.

Harrison Police Officer Vincent Lanzillotti said he detected a strong odor of alcohol from Hughes's breath and his eyes were glassy. After witnessing his difficulty with maintaining balance and failing various sobriety tests, Lanzillotti placed Hughes under arrest.

Hughes chose not to submit to a chemical test to determine his blood alcohol content.

- Mainor Alvarez of Mamaroneck was arrested near West Street and Century Terrace on June 26 after failing to stop at a stop sign. Police discovered upon stopping Alvarez that he was driving without a license and had an active arrest warrant out of New Rochelle from November of 1996 for possessing a forged instrument.

Alvarez was turned over to the custody of New Rochelle Police after his arrest.

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