- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say a drunken taxi driver led them on a chase and crashed through a fence after cursing at an officer who found him asleep at the wheel.

Police say the sleeping driver fled around 1:30 a.m. Monday after the officer, thinking he’d suffered a medical emergency, broke one of the taxi’s windows.

Police say the driver went the wrong way on a street near Penn’s Landing and crossed a bridge in South Philadelphia twice before crashing through a fence and into a guardrail and losing a tire near the Delaware River.

Police say officers apprehended the driver as he ran toward the river. He was treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for a cut to the head.

Police didn’t immediately release the driver’s name or information on charges.



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