Auburn driver crashes car, charged with DWI

2012-04-17T21:22:00Z 2012-04-17T22:30:31Z Auburn driver crashes car, charged with DWIThe Citizen staff report Auburn Citizen
April 17, 2012 9:22 pm  • 

An Auburn man accused of driving drunk crashed his car into a utility pole at the intersection of Seminary and Genesee streets Tuesday afternoon, injuring himself and two pedestrians, according to police.

The one-car accident happened at 3:55 p.m. when 63-year-old Thomas Beer, of 142 Perrine St., was driving west on Genesee Street in a 2008 Honda CRV, Auburn police said.

Beer smashed into a city utility pole near the Liberty Store at the bottom of the hill, badly damaging his car and sending debris flying. Some of that debris hit two pedestrians, 47-year-old Joan Bresee and 32-year-old Abbie Heffner.

Beer went to Upstate University Hospital with cuts and a possible abdominal injury. Blood tests there showed he had been drinking, police said.

Bresee and Heffner went to Auburn Community Hospital with less serious injuries, police said.

Beer was charged with driving while intoxicated, imprudent speed and failure to stay in his lane, police said.

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(5) Comments

  1. Farmer's Gal
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    Farmer's Gal - April 21, 2012 7:18 am
    It's because the DWI who did make the front page is an elected public official -- that makes it bigger news, like it or not. That comes with the job. Scr3w up after the people have officially put their confidence in you by electing you, and the people have a right to know.
  2. CoryD
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    CoryD - April 20, 2012 9:24 am
    Dreamy said: "I am wondering why this story is not on the front page with the guy's mug shot - Could it be this paper likes to discredit some people more than others??"

    exactly.
  3. fire_medic2008
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    fire_medic2008 - April 19, 2012 8:39 am
    I don't think it is ,a matter of discrediting people I think it is something that will be on the front page in due time.
  4. Dreamy
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    Dreamy - April 18, 2012 7:13 am
    I am wondering why this story is not on the front page with the guy's mug shot - Could it be this paper likes to discredit some people more than others??
  5. jeffyg
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    jeffyg - April 17, 2012 9:50 pm
    When are people going to learn to not drink and drive? I wish that the selfish morons that drink and drive would realize that they have the potential to kill an innocent person. Take a cab or walk.
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