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April 29. 2013 12:11PM

Man charged with drunk driving after Rochester crash


After being extricated, the driver of this 2005 Hyundai Accent was charged with DUI after an accident on Route 108 in Rochester Monday morning. COURTESY 

ROCHESTER - Firefighters rescued a Lafayette Street man after he became trapped in his vehicle which rolled over along Route 108 Monday.

Police, firefighters and emergency personnel responded to free the driver around 2:10 a.m. after Dover ambulance crews spotted a 2005 Hyundai Accent after it struck a utility pole before rolling onto its roof near Profile Apartments along Rochester Hill Road - Route 108.

The Hyundai sustained extensive damage during the accident and was towed from the scene.

Joseph Mercer, 26, of Lafayette Street, was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and charged with driving under the influence. He was released on $1,500 personal recognizance and was scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Rochester Police Department at 330-7127. Anonymous tips nay also be left with Rochester Crimeline at 335-6500 or submitted via text at Crimes (274637); in the body write TEXT4CASH followed by the tip. All calls to the Rochester Crimeline are confidential, and rewards may be given for information leading to an arrest.


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