Driver’s BAC was 3 times over legal limit after crashing into 5 parked vehicles at Pete’s Trattoria, police say

WATERTOWN, NY — A city man was arrested Friday evening after crashing his car into five parked vehicles in the parking lot of Pete’s Trattoria in the 100 block of Breen Avenue, according to the Watertown Police Department.

Joseph A. Fiorentino II, 41, of 573 Cedar St., Watertown, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, unregistered motor vehicle and failure to keep right.

A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent more is considered proof of intoxication under state law. Aggravated DWI, which carries harsher penalties upon conviction, is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or greater. His BAC was 0.24 percent, police said.

Police said Fiorentino was traveling south in the 100 block of Breen Avenue when his 1989 Ford Mustang went off the left side of the roadway striking the front ends of five unoccupied vehicles that were all parked facing west in the restaurant’s parking lot, police said.

No injuries were reported to Mr. Fiorentino and his passenger, Connor M. Clement, 20, according to an accident report. Fiorentino fled the scene on foot and was later located by police at a residence on Cedar Street.

The following vehicles were damaged, according to police:

2015 Toyota sport utility vehicle belonging to Thomas J. Manchester, 46, Harrisville

2019 Volvo sport utility vehicle belonging to Christine G. Loomis, 62, Adams Center

2020 Subaru sport utility vehicle belonging to Jennifer E. Stoops, 37, Watertown

2015 Chevrolet pickup truck belonging to Douglas Estelle, 60, Clayton

2017 Jeep sport utility vehicle belonging to Thomas J. Manchester, 46 Harrisville

Mr. Fiorentino is summoned to appear June 24 in City Court.

Police were assisted at the scene by city firefighters and several towing companies.