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Man Arrested for DUI After Hitting Cruiser in E. Windsor: Police

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    Man Accused of Crashing Into Police Cruiser

    An East Windsor man is under arrest, accused of crashing into a police cruiser while under the influence. (Published Wednesday, July 4, 2018)

    East Windsor Police have arrested a man for driving under the influence after he hit a police car early Wednesday morning.

    Officers say they conducted a traffic stop on Prospect Hill Road around 12:30 a.m. While an officer was speaking with the driver of the vehicle they pulled over, a vehicle being driven by 26-year-old Oscar Alvarez-Hernandez of East Windsor hit the back of the police car. According to police, the cruiser had its flashing lights activated before the crash.

    Investigators later arrested Alvarez-Hernandez for DUI and failure to drive a reasonable distance apart. He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear at Enfield Superior Court on July 16.

    There were no injuries in the crash.

    Officers are using the accident to remind drivers not to drink and drive. In a facebook post, police say "it is easier now than it has ever been to find a sober driver due to Uber and Lyft."