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Man in DUI Stop Tries to Drive Off With NYPD Officers in His Car: Police

 A 22-year-old man was arrested for drunk driving in Crown Heights this week.
A 22-year-old man was arrested for drunk driving in Crown Heights this week.
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CROWN HEIGHTS — A 22-year-old man was arrested in Crown Heights for trying to drive away from a car stop for drunk driving — while officers were already inside his vehicle, police said.

The stop took place around 9:20 p.m. on Oct. 11 in front of the Western Beef supermarket on Empire Boulevard, near McKeever Place. Officers said they saw the man’s 2006 Nissan Altima swerving.

After stopping the driver, 22-year-old Robert Edwards, officers saw he had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled strongly of alcohol.

As officers investigated the car, Edwards attempted to peel away from the stop with the officers inside the car. He stopped a short time later and no one was injured in the incident, police said.

A Breathalyzer test showed he had a .194 BAC, police said. The legal limit for driving is .08 BAC.

Edwards has been charged with multiple counts of reckless endangerment and driving while intoxicated, court records show. He was released from custody under supervision following an Oct. 12 arraignment and is due back in court Dec. 13. His attorney from the Legal Aid Society could not be reached for comment.

The above incident is part of DNAinfo’s weekly crime blotter made from reports to the 71st Precinct in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Crown Heights and East Flatbush.