West hill residents awakened at 3am after drunk driver slammed into their cars

January 2, 2015 by Rachel Cera

The New Year is off to a rocky start for a west hill couple whose cars were heavily damaged when a drunk driver slammed into them about 3am on New Year's Day. Emergency responders awoke the couple by knocking on the door.

Photo courtesy of Mike Hojnowski.Photo courtesy of Mike Hojnowski.The driver slammed into the couple's SUV, which pushed it forward at an angle into their Toyota Prius. "Her car was a twisted mess in the middle of the road with airbags deployed," says Mike Hojnowski, who owns the damaged vehicles with his wife.

Apparently the drunk driver was not seriously hurt, and was taken into custody at the scene, Mr. Hojnowski told us. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department declined to identify the driver or say what charges might be filed.

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