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One card short of a deck: Guy caught fleeing crash after leaving his license behind

One card short of a deck: Guy caught fleeing crash after leaving his license behind
Fell in their laps: Officers chuckle after arresting a man they claim fled an accident but left behind his driver’s license.
Photo by Mark Mellone

He did not play his cards right.

Police arrested a guy who left his identification card at the scene of a crash he allegedly fled on March 26.

A Fire Department ambulance found the guy asleep in his car on Ocean Parkway near Avenue X at 5 am, police said. He reeked of booze and appeared to be drunk, so a medic took his driver’s license and called police, officials said.

The man waited a few minutes and then allegedly sped off, hitting the ambulance in the process, police said.

Cops caught up with him two hours later at the Avenue N address listed on his driver’s license, law enforcement sources said.

Officials are charging the man with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

Reach deputy editor Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Bumper cars: The driver allegedly hit the ambulance while fleeing.
Photo by Mark Mellone

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