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Cumberland County teen charged with DWI after crashing into State Police car

19-year-old Andres Esteban of Bridgeton was charged with drunken driving and assault after crashing into a State Police cruiser Friday night.

According to police reports, the teenager then tried to flee on foot but was apprehended by the police. So he was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident. The incident took place on Route 77 in Upper Deerfield Township at around 9:10 pm when the police cruiser was travelling northbound on Route 77.

State Police spokeswoman Alina Spies said that Esteban also resisted arrest. All the charges against the teenager were filed Saturday.

Trooper Michael Scott was traveling in the State Police cruiser that was hit by Esteban. The trooper, stationed at the Bridgeton barracks, was taken to the Cooper University Hospital in Camden with non-life threatening injuries. He was later released from the hospital.

Esteban was driving a 1999 Toyota 4Runner at the time of the crash. He was driving with a suspended license.

He was taken to the Cumberland County jail on $50,000 bail.

Apart from the above listed charges, Esteban was also charged with causing a death or serious injury while in violation of a suspended license.

News Source: Pressofatlanticcity

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