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Cops: Drunk driver prompts chase, rams cruiser

Allegedly drunk driver rams police cruiser, gets arrested.

Cops: Drunk driver prompts chase, rams cruiser

Here's a tip: When you're trying to hide from police, don't ram their marked cruiser.

Police say Alberto Santana, 35, of Darien Street near Rising Sun Boulevard, caught police attention about 12:15 a.m. this morning when he allegedly blew through a red light and nearly sideswiped a cruiser at the intersection of E and Allegheny streets in Kensington. Officers gave chase, as Santana allegedly fled in his white Pontiac coupe into the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, police spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien said. The officers lost sight of Santana when he exited onto Girard Avenue, but quickly spied him again as he parked in a lot at Girard and Susquehanna and shut off his headlights, O'Brien said. When the officers pulled into the lot, Santana allegedly revved his engine and rammed the cruiser.

He has been charged with drunk driving, assault on police, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and possessing an instrument of crime.

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