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Driver who jumped curb to face drugged-driving charges

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An indictment charges a Queens man with driving while impaired by drugs when his car jumped a curb in Manhattan's East Village, seriously injuring two deli workers.
 
District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. says Shaun Martinm, 32 of Queens, also is charged with aggravated vehicular assault and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
 
Authorities allege he was high on PCP and methamphetamine on the morning of June 19 when he cut across three lanes of traffic and drove onto the sidewalk.

The driver of the vehicle left a trail of destruction in the area of 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street.

Martin's rented white Nissan Altima jumped the curb and then slammed into a 25-foot-tall tree, a phone booth, parked bicycles, street signs, lamppost, fire hydrant, and the East Village Farm storefront. The car stopped in a crosswalk.

The car sustained heavy front-end damage. At least one other vehicle was also damaged.

Glass, debris and flowers littered the area.

Police said that a flying fire hydrant hit a cyclist using the city's new Citi Bike program, the AP reported.

Police said this isn't the first time Martin has been charged with inebriated driving.

Initial reports indicted eight people had been injured but later in the day police updated the count to six.

 

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