Update: Drunk Driver Flips Car on Huntington Street

The man allegedly crawled out from the vehicle and slurred "What happened?" said a Carroll Gardens witness at the scene.


Update: Thursday, Dec. 13 3:10 pm

The 76th Precinct responded to Patch on Thursday afternoon with details confirming the car accident that took place Tuesday night.

According to their report, on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8:25 p.m. a man driving a burgundy 1997 Toyota Camry was traveling Southeast on Huntington Street off of Court Street when he struck three vehicles, overturned, and crashed into a fourth car. 

Vehicles 1 and 2 were sideswiped on the driver’s side, while vehicle 3 was struck in the rear end, allegedly causing the Camry to overturn and hit into vehicle 4.

Vehicle 4 sustained a cracked windshield and damages to the passenger’s side, said cops.

The driver was arrested by officers of the 76th Precinct and charged with DWI, wreckless driving and refusal to take a breathalyzer test.

Cops said that the driver survived the accident uninjured and that he does not live in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood, according to the information provided in his accident report.



A drunk driver flipped his car at the intersection of Court Street and Huntington Street late Tuesday night, according to an onlooker.

Police responded to a call that there was a DWI off the Court Street thoroughfare on Tuesday night, a witness said. Upon arrival at the scene, they tended to a man who had seemingly flipped his own car, the witness told Patch.

"I heard [the crash] then looked out the window," said Carroll Gardens resident Jeff Anzulewicz, who ran down from his apartment to help. "A guy crawled out then said 'What happened?' very, very drunk."

According to Anzulewicz, after revewing the driver for any visible injuries police then cuffed him and escorted him to a nearby ambulance.

"Pretty insane and surreal," said Anzulewicz. "Looked like the guy took the turn too wide and fast."

Officers of the 76th Precinct did not respond on Wednesday to inquiries regarding the accident. Stay with Patch for updates.

*An earlier version of this post incorrectly labeled Huntington Street as Huntington Avenue

marc December 13, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Ms. Prisco, It seems snarky is the industry standard in commenting these days. I hope you don't take it personally. Thank you for your writing and reporting.
Michael Brown December 13, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I am simply frustrated by the lack of opinions; Patch seeks to engage local citizens and foster discussion, but without digging SLIGHTLY into a press release, or analyzing photographs a bit, it is hard for us, the readers, to seriously discuss the implications of a mugging or an accident or whatever newsworthy item there is today. It's not very hard to drive a car too fast down Court Street and see what the light timing is; or to take a survey of what % of drivers blow red lights, or perhaps an analysis of how the signal timing and street construction ENABLED a drunk driver to flip his car. That is actual journalism! As for contributing to Patch, I have, in the past, but these days it is very easy to find unpaid writing work...no need to further AOL's goal.
Alice December 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM
He also hit my car, which was the second car from the corner. There was no visible damage to the body, but he hit the front tire and I have a broken axle and a broken long control arm.
Vlad Connor December 14, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Michael. U seem like a real piece of work. Get a life and quit yr crying. Sincerely, Annoyed
John December 14, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Mike, Journalists report facts and that's what she did. Those were the facts she had at the time, as you can see this was posted at 5:45 AM. As for opinions, I don't expect any in a news story, that's what editorials are for. I still don't understand what you want. You want an impact study? An in-depth analysis of street lights, traffic, street construction, how many people cross the street on a typical day, etc.? Are you serious? For what? What would that prove? What does that have to do with a speeding drunk driver flipping his car? I just clicked on your name and noticed that you're a habitual complainer. It seems that this website doesn't provide the intellectual stimulation that a person as distinguished and refined as you needs. To ease your frustrations you should probably go elsewhere for your local news or better yet start your own website. When you start your own site please let us know I, for one, would love to read your five page analytical report on why a speeding drunk driver flipped his car.


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