DWI charge after car crashes into World Trade Center barrier

DWI charge after car crashes into World Trade Center barrier

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 5, 2015 at 12:21 p.m.


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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a motorist who plowed into a security barrier outside the World Trade Center has been arrested on drunken driving charges.

A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman says the barrier wasn't damaged in the crash. It happened around 1:30 p.m. Friday at the high-security site in lower Manhattan.

Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says driver Paul Cederdahl of Red Bank, New Jersey, was swaying and speaking incoherently after crashing his Volvo, and officers found an open bottle of vodka on the passenger-side floor.

No one was injured.

The 47-year-old Cederdahl was due in court Saturday. The voice mailbox for a number listed to him isn't accepting messages, and it's unclear whether he has a lawyer who can comment on the charges.

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