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Man Arrested for Driving Drunk After Crashing in Holland Tunnel, PAPD Says

By Aidan Gardiner on December 16, 2013 2:47pm 

 Robert Castronovo was drunk when he slammed his Jeep into the walls of the Holland Tunnel, the Port Authority Police Department said.
Robert Castronovo was drunk when he slammed his Jeep into the walls of the Holland Tunnel, the Port Authority Police Department said.
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MANHATTAN — A New Jersey man's blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit when he scraped his Jeep along the walls of the Holland Tunnel and rear-ended another car Sunday, the Port Authority said.

Robert Castronovo, 31, told police he was heading home from his job in Brooklyn when he careened out of control in the tunnel about 6 p.m., sources said.

Drivers called 911 when they saw Castronovo strike the wall, and when officers arrived, they found an open container of alcohol in his car, a Port Authority Police Department spokesman said.

During a breathalyzer test, Castronovo's blood alcohol level was .27, well over the legal limit of .08, the PAPD said.

Castronovo, who lives in Secaucus, N.J., was charged with driving while intoxicated, having an open container in his Jeep and reckless driving, the PAPD said.

Castronovo was released on bond and his Jeep was impounded, a Port Authority spokesman said.

No injuries were reported in the collision, the Port Authority said.

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