Two Rochester men accused of driving impaired after fiery crash Thursday night
(ABC 6 News) – Two Rochester men are accused of driving under the influence resulting in a fiery crash Thursday night.
Police said officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Main Ave SE just before 6 p.m.
Officers arrived on scene and noted a vehicle had left the road and hit a tree. Witnesses at the scene pointed officers to the driver who was out of the vehicle but still in the area.
Officer spoke with the driver, later identified as 34-year-old Jorge Alejandro Mosquera Molina. Officers said they could smell alcohol on him and noticed other signs of impairment. He had injuries to his head and hands and was taken to St Marys. His injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. Police said a blood draw was done and is awaiting results.
Another person approached officers on scene and said he was Molina’s brother. He said they had been driving to the movie theater in their own vehicles when the crash happened. Officers said he also showed signs of intoxication and performed a field sobriety test, which he failed.
Witnesses told officers they believed the two were racing and that they saw them driving on Main at "high rates of speed."
38-year-old Jorge Molina was taken into custody for 4th-degree DWI and has since been released. Police said charges are possible for Jorge Alejandro Mosquera Molina pending the results of the blood draw.