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Auburn Man Attempts To Flee DWI Crash, Responding Unit Hits Pedestrian

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(PHOTO/Auburn Police–Michael Stanton, 45, of Chapman Ave in the City of Auburn.)

Christmas Eve was a chaotic night in the City of Auburn.

The Cayuga County 911 Center says it received several calls around 10:00 Monday night (December 24) about a black Ford Focus that struck four other vehicles on Hamilton Avenue. The callers said the driver then fell out of his vehicle before getting back in and trying to leave the scene.

Auburn Police were dispatched immediately.

Responding officers arrested 45-year-old Michael Stanton from Auburn with a DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to wear a seat belt and illegal use of cell phone while driving. He’s set to appear in Auburn City Court on January 2.

While enroute, one of the responding APD patrol cars ended up striking a pedestrian on Genesee Street in an attempt to avoid striking numerous other juveniles standing in the roadway.

The officers immediately alerted dispatch and began rendering aid to the injured pedestrian, a 35-year-old Auburn resident, who was brought to Upstate Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries including a broken pelvis.

The APD unit said it did have its emergency lights on and the pedestrian was not walking within a designated crosswalk as prescribed by law.

That incident is still under investigation and anyone who may have witnessed it is asked to contact the Auburn Police Department at 315-253-3231 and ask to speak to Lt. Platt or Lt. Slayton.

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