Police: Man charged with DWI after crashing into police car, fleeing scene


    Ozelle Vickers eventually drove intentionally into the driver's side door of a New York State Police car with two troopers inside, according to police. (Photo: NYSP)

    Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - State Police said a Rochester man was charged with DWI and several other crimes after he crashed into a trooper's patrol car early Friday morning.

    Troopers said around 3:25 a.m., 52-year-old Ozelle Vickers was driving recklessly through several streets near the area of Main Street and State Street.

    Troopers said they turned on their lights and sirens to get him to pull over, but Vickers failed to do so.

    Vickers eventually drove intentionally into the driver's side door of a New York State Police car with two troopers inside, according to police.

    The trooper in the passenger seat got out of the vehicle, while the trooper in the driver's seat had to climb over the seat and exit through the passenger door.

    A second State Police vehicle arrived on scene and took Vickers into custody. Police said Vickers resisted and was combative the entire time.

    Vickers was arrested and charged with DWI, reckless driving, second-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, criminal mischief, and multiple vehicle and traffic violations.

    Vickers was remanded to the Monroe County Jail; his next court date is scheduled for Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

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