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Two men charged for drunk driving in the same car

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Daniel Uria
Two men took part in a series of crashes while taking turns driving the same car in Massachusetts on Monday morning. Police say both men were charged with drunk driving after reports say they switched places during a series of three crashes, which included backing into a police cruiser. 
 UPI/Shutterstock/Alex Schmidt
Two men took part in a series of crashes while taking turns driving the same car in Massachusetts on Monday morning. Police say both men were charged with drunk driving after reports say they switched places during a series of three crashes, which included backing into a police cruiser. UPI/Shutterstock/Alex Schmidt

SALEM, Mass., March 23 (UPI) -- Two men in Massachusetts were arrested for drunk driving in the same car, as each man took turns driving and crashing the car, according to police.

Erik Leibowitz, 43, and Juan Rodriguez, 46, were both charged with drunk driving after police say they were involved in a series of crashes taking place after 1 a.m. on Monday.

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Police first got a 911 call reporting that the two men had driven their sedan onto a sidewalk and struck a sign posted near a series of pubs and restaurants.

The pair was then recorded on surveillance cameras pulling the car over and switching seats before they continued to drive and struck a parked car.

The two men briefly pulled over after being spotted by Sgt. Richard Gagnon but then put the car into reverse striking Ganon's police cruiser.

"It was kind of comical," Police lieutenant Scott Englehardt told the Boston Globe. "It was the first time in my 31 years that I've seen two people get arrested for drunk driving in the same car."

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