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Police: drunk driver mows down teen

62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst-Bath Beach

Teen mowed down

A 46-year-old man was arrested on vehicular manslaughter charges on Dec. 16 after he allegedly mowed down a 17-year-old teen on Bay 37th Street.

Witnesses said that the victim, identified as Terence Tsao, was standing near Cropsey Avenue at 9:39 pm when he was hit by an out-of-control Dodge minivan that vaulted the curb. The minivan rammed Tsao and kept on going, smashing into a light pole.

Paramedics rushed Tsao to Lutheran Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. Cops took the driver of the minivan, identified as Vitali Korzavin, into custody at the scene, charging him with vehicular manslaughter, speeding and drunk driving.

Bottle-throwing burglar bust

Cops arrested an 18-year-old woman who they claim tried to break into a woman’s W. Fifth Street apartment on Oct. 15 — then threw bottles at the victim when she couldn’t get inside.

The victim said she was inside her apartment between Avenues T and U at 7:50 pm when she heard someone trying to force open her door.

When she opened the door and looked down her hallway, the suspect and a handful of other teens began lobbing empty bottles and an assortment of garbage at her, hitting her in the hand.

June robbery solved

Detectives from the 62nd Precinct arrested a 23-year-old in connection with a June 28 robbery on New Utrecht Avenue.

Police said the suspect and another man grabbed their victim near 78th Street at 10:30 am. The duo flashed a gun before running off with the man’s iPod, chain, watch and $8.

Investigators nabbed the suspect this week. His accomplice was taken into custody a few weeks earlier, prosecutors said.

Knocked out

Cops arrested a drunk driver passed out behind the wheel of a 2001 Mercedes Benz on 81st Street on Dec. 18 — two days after the suspect’s 40th birthday.

The suspect must have been partying hard: when cops found him at 1:20 am, his car was sitting in the middle of the road near 19th Avenue.

Responding officers woke him up and performed a Brethalyzer test where he scored a .166 percent — the equivalent of a 240-pound man having 10 drinks.

— Thomas Tracy

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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