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Washington Heights, Manhattan, NY – Correction Officer Charged with Drunk Driving After Causing Injurious Crash

Washington Heights, Manhattan, NY (April 19, 2019) – According to police, an off duty correction officer is facing multiple charges after he crashed into at least five vehicles early Friday morning, April 19th. The incident was reported to have taken place around 1:30 a.m. along Sherman Avenue.

Police stated that Brandon Dauo, a 28-year-old employee with the NYC Department of Corrections, had been driving while intoxicated along the aforementioned road when he struck at least five cars. The crash caused by Dauo was reported to have set off a chain reaction of accidents that ultimately resulted in the injuries of at least three people.

Dauo attempted to flee the scene, according to authorities who arrived to find him with bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Emergency medical crews were also called to the scene where they attended to the injured parties, although the conditions of the victims have not been reported.

Dauo has been arrested for driving while intoxicated among other charges.

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Washington Heights, Manhattan, NY – Correction Officer Charged with Drunk Driving After Causing Injurious Crash

Car accidents caused by an intoxicated driver often result in serious injuries or death. Before moving on, we would, first and foremost, like to extend our deepest sympathies to the three or more injured victims of this crash, as we maintain hope for their full recoveries. Following a New York car accident, it is important to understand that, as victims, you may have significant rights, particularly in the event that you were not at fault for the accident.

At Hach & Rose, our attorneys have dedicated their lives to those who have been affected by reckless or blatantly criminal drivers. We recognize the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that arise in the aftermath of a serious accident. If you have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle crash due to the actions of another party, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.

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