A garbage truck driver was charged with driving while impaired Saturday after plowing into nine vehicles, causing one vehicle to stack on top of another.
The driver, 40-year-old Anthony Castaldo of Brooklyn, is accused of severely damaging several cars and a front porch and knocking down trees while driving on 60th St. between 19th and 20th avenues in Borough Park about 5:20 a.m.
He is also charged with reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and refusing to take a breathalyzer.
The truck, owned and operated by the private garbage company Viking, literally crushed nine parked vehicles — before slamming into a tree and coming to a stop in someone’s front yard.
Miraculously, no one was hit.
The driver managed to jump out of the truck and flee on foot before being apprehended by police.
40-year-old garbage truck driver Anthony Castaldo charged w driving while impaired, reckless driving, leaving scene of accident, refusing breathalyzer test after crashing into 9 cars at 8:20a at 60th St & 19th Ave in Borough Park. No injuries. pic.twitter.com/YkVKezf95f
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) June 9, 2018
40 y/o Anthony Castaldo of #Brooklyn charged with DWI after allegedly driving a private garbage truck into parked cars & a home’s front porch in #Bensonhurst #Brooklyn @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/oBfziQXvrY
— Lisa Rozner (@LisaRoznerTV) June 10, 2018
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