Police: Drunk driver hits 94-year-old woman near Lilac Festival

Updated: 05/12/2014 12:17 PM
Created: 05/12/2014 10:56 AM WHEC.com

An elderly woman from Henrietta is in the hospital after police say she was hit by a drunk driver near the Lilac Festival Saturday night.

Rochester Police say the incident happened near the festival entrance on South Avenue. Investigators say the driver, 51-year-old David Dispirito of Greece, was seen driving erratically in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial entrance and then pulling into a small parking lot. According to police, when officers attempted to stop him, he tried to drive away and struck 94-year-old Helen Uffelman who was walking to her car.

Uffelman suffered a broken ankle. She is currently in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Dispirito is charged with DWI, resisting arrest and vehicular assault.

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