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DWI Driver Fleeing the Scene of Overturned Vehicle in West Hempstead Arrested

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The Nassau County Police report an arrest for Driving While Intoxicated on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 2:42 a.m. in West Hempstead.

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Chika C. Ewulu, 45, of East Meadow.

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West Hempstead, NY - December 29, 2016 - The Nassau County Police report an arrest for Driving While Intoxicated on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 2:42 a.m. in West Hempstead.

According to police, Fifth Precinct patrol officers responded to Hempstead Turnpike and Westminster Road for an auto accident. Upon arrival the officer was told the driver of the auto which was overturned in the middle of Hempstead Turnpike had fled from the scene eastbound on foot. 

The officer was able to locate Chika C. Ewulu, 45, of East Meadow  in front of 49 Hempstead Turnpike and place him under arrest.  The defendant was transported to an area hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the second car involved, a male, 26 years of age, was also transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Ewulu is charged with Assault 3rd degree, Driving While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with physical injury.  He will be arraigned on Friday, December 30, 2016 at First District Court in Hempstead.