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Drunk driver smashes into parked car: Post

RICHMOND HILL — A 29-year-old man allegedly got into a fiery, drunken car accident May 1, the New York Post reported.

Walter Rankin was driving his new Volkswagen along Jamaica Avenue near 134th Street when he lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a parked car, the Post said.

The car burst into flames and Rankin scrambled to safety, but when cops responded to the scene he was allegedly unable to stand steadily and smelled like alcohol, according to the Post.

“No, I wasn’t drinking. I had two beers around 12. I’m the designated driver,” Rankin told police, the Post reported.

When police later tested his blood alcohol, it was allegedly double the legal limit, according to the Post.

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