Police: Sanitation Worker Charged With DWI In Brooklyn After Crashing Into Hyundai

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A New York City Sanitation Department worker was arrested Tuesday for DWI after crashing into a sedan in Brooklyn.

Authorities said a preliminary investigation determined the 30-year-old sanitation worker drifted into oncoming traffic on Grand Street and Bushwick Avenue in East Williamsburg. He then slammed his garbage truck into a gray Hyundai Elantra carrying two passengers.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones speaks to a witness in Brooklyn

The driver of the Hyundai had to be cut out of the car. The passenger was able to get out of the vehicle himself. Both men in the car were taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition.

“You heard like a really big bang, like a boom. That’s why everybody ran out and was like ‘oh my goodness. I hope the guy’s okay,'” one woman told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.

The sanitation worker, meanwhile, was given a Breathalyzer test and failed, according to police. He was subsequently arrested for drunk driving. Further charges are pending.

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  1. Mark Thompson says:

    “An historic moment” is gramatically correct.

    1. things change says:

      No it is not.

      The word an should be used before all vowel sounds (a, e, i, o, u). Examples: an entry, an f, an hour, an orange, an ape, an odor, an idea, an eagle, an honor, an umbrella, and an unbeliever.

      One of the most common mistakes, both written and oral, is the use of an before “historical” or “historic”. When the word following the article begins with a consonant sound, the article used is a; when it begins with a vowel sound, the article used is an.

      So remember, a word may in fact begin with a consonant, yet have an initial vowel sound. The word “honest” is a case in point. Say it out loud and you will see what is meant.

      The initial consonant h is silent, so the word has an initial vowel sound; hence, an honest man, an hour ago, an heir to the throne, an honest and an honorable peace; on the other hand, when a word begins with an aspirated h (a speech sound followed by a puff of breath or the speech sound represented by English h), correct usage is a hotel, a house, a hill, a hymn, a honeycomb, and a history or a historical.

  2. A Black Sanitation Worker says:

    Laurie is racist people like you why the city and country will never be what it should you are the destruction of America

  3. Bell Toller says:

    does anyone know what time this happened and was the other car driver tested for drugs and alcohol?

  4. Yessir says:

    Some people think they can drink and drive and the alcohol will not affect them. Such dummies.

    Jaybee:

    Nobody cares too much about grammar these day when a lot of lawyers, accountants, and even teachers are losing their jobs while athletes, actors, reality personnel are getting paid.

  5. jaybee 5 says:

    No Paulita Your education is lacking .It is actually grammatically correct to say “An Historic Moment” as well . go research it. I was caught on this point many years ago. You lose. You’re correcting someone and they are actually correct and you haven’t learned your grammar to this level yet.

  6. Ira says:

    I bet the sanitation worker was a H|spanic….they are the worst drivers.

    1. Jag says:

      That would be “an hispanic”, brain surgeon.

      1. Paulita says:

        nah, “an” is for words that begin with a consonant or consonant sound and “a” is for words with a vowel or vowel sound. “A Hispanic” is correct.

        this has nothing to do with whether hispanics are bad drivers or not, just needed to correct you cause you’re wrong😀

      2. Paulita says:

        whoops, i mean “an is for vowel or vowel sounds, etc etc, but you get the point, hopefully.

      3. jaybee 5 says:

        No Paulita Your education is lacking .It is actually grammatically correct to say “An Historic Moment” as well . go research it. I was caught on this point many years ago. You lose. You’re correcting someone and they are actually correct and you haven’t learned your grammar to this level yet.

    2. NY RICAN says:

      IRA, BITE ME!!

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