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Drunken Driver Slams Car Into Barrier Outside World Trade Center


Date: September 21, 2015

47-year-old Paul Cederdahl, who was driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, was stopped by a security barrier outside One World Trade Center when he collided with the building.

According to Port Authority Police, the incident happened at Church and Fulton streets around 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Port Authority Police Officer Henri Portner approached the incident spot and found a black Volvo with Indiana license plates crashed into a barrier. He saw that Cederdahl was impaired and was not in a condition to stand properly as he got out of his motor vehicle; he was also speaking incoherently. The officer also found a bottle of Svedka vodka in Cederdahl’s motor vehicle, placed on the passenger seat.

According to Port Authority Police Department spokesman, Joe Pentangelo, Cederdahl didn’t give a breath sample for an intoxication test but he accepted to “having a problem with alcohol”.

Cederdahl is charged for driving under the influence of alcohol and his criminal record shows that he was taken into custody for DUI prior to this incident.

No individual sustained any injury in the crash.

It is not confirmed whether Cederdahl has hired an attorney.

News Source: www.NyDailyNews.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.