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Pearl street man tries to flee accident

A 38-year-old Pearl Street man was charged with driving while intoxicated and other counts after allegedly trying to drive off after running into a parked car on Woodside Avenue, only to be pursued by another motorist who stopped him a block away until police arrived about 11:40 p.m. Monday.

Andrew Siwy refused to submit to either field sobriety or blood tests but officers charged him with driving while intoxicated because of the “odor of an alcoholic beverage” and because of his slurred speech and bloodshot and glassy eyes. He was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident. The name of the motorist who stopped Siwy was not released.