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Ithaca Police Officer Injured When His Patrol Car Is Hit

An Ithaca police officer was injured when his vehicle is hit by a drunk driver. Police say Officer David Amaro was conducting a traffic stop on East Buffalo Street when his patrol car was hit from behind by another vehicle just before 2 a.m. Amaro was seated in his car at the time. The driver fled the scene. Jason Humphrey of Enfield was stopped a short time later, and found to have a blood alcohol level of .23 percent, nearly three times the legal limit.  Humphrey was charged with three alcohol-related offenses and leaving the scene of an accident.  Officer Amaro was treated at Cayuga Medical Center and released.

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