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A drunk Brooklyn, New York, man slammed his car into a group of party goers, injuring several people, according to police reports in New York.
However, the lawyer for the Brooklyn man accused of knocking over the revelers claims that he was just trying to escape a crowd during a fight over stolen liquor bottles.
Charles Amado, 34, was charged with attempted murder, assault and DUI for allegedly hitting four people with his 2012 Acura at the Bay Ridge Lounge early Tuesday.
The most seriously injured victim, Luis Rodriguez, remains in an induced coma.
“Amado drove directly into the people who were outside the club," prosecutor Teresa Shanahan said
during his appearance in Brooklyn Criminal Court. "He reversed the car while the victim was still laying on the ground," she added.
His blood alcohol level was 1.33, well above the legal limit of 0.8.
Amado’s girlfriend, 39-year-old Andrea Jobity, was slapped with a DWI and driving with a suspended license. Prosecutors said that she took over the wheel and crashed into parked cars after her boyfriend fainted. She lost her license after being convicted of a drunk driving rap in August, according to the documents.