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Durham police: Drunken driver clips cruiser

Posted April 10, 2009

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— A driver clipped a Durham police cruiser early Friday and kept going, a police spokeswoman said.

Sgt. G.C. Zeipekkis, was writing a ticket at a traffic stop near North Roxboro Road and Bon Anir Avenue shortly before 2:30 a.m. when the car hit the side mirror of his vehicle.

Zeipekkis was not hurt, and was able to stop the vehicle on East Hammond Street.

Zeipekkis arrested the driver, Tomas Rangel-Marabillas, 23, and charged him with driving while impaired, no operator's license and resisting, delaying and obstructing officers. A passenger, Alejandro Aparicio Duran, was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing officers.


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  • clickclackity2 Apr 10, 2009

    If you want the whole story, always view it on a different news page.

  • sssh.. whisper Apr 10, 2009

    Regardless... "charges are pending"... well let's see, if he was drunk- that's a charge and if he hit or "crashed" into something- well, that's another charge

  • OSX Apr 10, 2009

    The dude clipped the PASSENGER side mirror of the cops car? This story is great!!!! Only thing I can figure is the dude was driving down the sidewalk.

  • OSX Apr 10, 2009

    tarheel... It does give you the wrong idea huh? Like... Gusting winds whipped though out the interior of the house. Kind of sounds bad huh? Then come to find out we are only talking about a ceiling fan.

  • Nancy Apr 10, 2009

    Perhaps they needed a filler story today? There is nothing here, no complete story. Why bother with so little information?

  • tarheel4life Apr 10, 2009

    so which is it WRAL?

    Did he "crash into" the cruiser or did he just clip the mirror?