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State Police Investigate A 3-Car Collision

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Update Subsequent to an investigation, Donald S. Natale, age 59, of Rochester, NY, was charged with Reckless Endangerment 2nd (A Misdemeanor), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th(A Misdemeanor), Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs (Unclassified Misdemeanor), Driving While Intoxicated (Unclassified Misdemeanor), Possession of a Controlled Substance in Non-Original Container (Violation) and traffic infractions. Natale was issued appearance tickets returnable to the Irondequoit Town Court on July 22, 2024. 

On July 9, 2024, at approximately 12:32 p.m., Trooper Ashley Augustynek from SP Rochester was conducting a traffic stop on a 2009 Chevy Tahoe, operated by Edith J. Cubero, age 39, of Rochester, NY, on I-590 south in the town of Irondequoit. 

While Trooper Augustynek was out of her patrol car, a 2020 Dodge Ram 1500, operated by Donald S. Natale, age 59, of Rochester, NY, sideswiped the patrol car and struck the Chevy Tahoe, causing it to overturn onto the driver's side.  

All three individuals were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by ambulance for minor injuries. 

This is an ongoing investigation.


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