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Glen Rock Driver Pierces Utility Pole; Charged with DWI

Daisuke Ayame, 42, was charged with driving while intoxicated after he lost control of his vehicle and drove into a utility pole on Saddle River Road, police said.

A Glen Rock man was charged with driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning after his car jumped a curb on Saddle River Road and struck a utility pole, police said.

Daisuke Ayame, 42, sustained no injuries in the single-car crash that occurred just after midnight in front of Congregation Ahavat Achim, at the corner of Saddle River Road and Kramer Place on the Glen Rock-Fair Lawn border, Fair Lawn police said.

The car's impact split the utility pole at its base, causing it to lean precariously. A Public Service employee who came to inspect the scene said the fractured pole would need to be replaced.

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SR res October 13, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Idiot
Cheryl S October 13, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Its never ok to drink and drive under any circumstances, but people are under a lot of stress these days....I hope they choose healthier outlets.
jp1 October 13, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Is this open season on telephone poles?
James Kleimann October 13, 2012 at 04:28 PM
There do seem to be a lot of telephone pole strikes of late.
Bruce Packer October 13, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Many people complained about the solar panels when they were installed. Maybe they are somehow to blame.
Rose Boniello October 13, 2012 at 08:43 PM
I hope he is forced to pay the cost of replacing the pole.
707282 October 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM
People are under alot of stress these days. He just added to that. Alcohol is a subtle foe. it tells you O i'll be fine. Now he has lawyer fees state fees, insurance fees. Then when he gets his license back he gets to blow into a nifty little devise that monitors you and lets you start your car. Everytime he goes to takes someone for a ride he got some explaining. ugggg people THINK!!!

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