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Md. Driver Charged With NYC Wrong-Way Crash

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NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland man is charged with reckless endangerment and driving under the influence of alcohol after a wrong-way crash on a New York City highway.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Jose Chimbo of Baltimore was awaiting arraignment Monday.

The prosecutor alleges Chimbo crashed head-on into a van filled with 13 teenagers on the Van Wyck Expressway early Sunday.

The teens and their driver were treated for minor injuries. Chimbo’s injuries included a broken leg.

Results of a blood test were pending. The prosecutor said Chimbo allegedly told officers that he’d had a few drinks.

Information on his attorney was not immediately available.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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