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Updated: Driver charged with heroin possession in Astoria crash with parked van: Police

Two vehicles were involved in a crash on 21st Avenue at 28th Street. Photo by Roy Renna/BMR Breaking News
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Police charged a 33-year-old man with crashing his van into a parked vehicle in Astoria while allegedly under the influence of heroin and with a suspended license, a spokeswoman for the NYPD said.

Authorities believe Aaron Tiermann was behind the wheel of a minivan when it collided head-on with another minivan on 21st Avenue at 28th Street Tuesday morning.

Emergency responders were called to the scene at about 10:21 a.m., a spokesman for the Fire Department said.

Police said Tiemann allegedly refused a breath test and admitted to using heroin before he was taken to Elmhurst Hospital to be evaluated. Cops allegedly recovered four bags of heroin from within the vehicle he was driving, the NYPD spokeswoman said.

Tiemann was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and chemical test refusal, police said.

The Fire Department said a second person was also taken to Elmhurst Hospital but it was unclear if this person was involved in the car accident.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4538.

Updated 9:22 pm, January 28, 2014
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Red the garbage man from Whitestone says:
It's a shame he didnt die! He will be driving on NYC streets again very soon.
Jan. 29, 2014, 8:38 am
St. Alphonzo from The Village says:
At least he wasn't testing...
Jan. 29, 2014, 10:13 am
St. Alphonzo from The Village says:
At least he wasn't TEXTING

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Jan. 29, 2014, 10:14 am
username redacted from Astoria says:
Red the garbage man... He died on Sunday night. I hope you are happy for wishing that on him.
Feb. 4, 2014, 3:59 pm
leo from fort pierce, fl says:
Aaron was a childhood friend of mine. I learned of his passing today. He was an addict. Hope he rests in peace.
Feb. 6, 2014, 7:52 pm
33rd from astoria says:
No wonder you're a Garbage Man. You don't have the brains to do anything else.
Feb. 17, 2014, 8:50 am
33rd and broadway from Astoria says:
I can only say that you're worst nightmare doesn't happen to your family. Don't be don't be so insensitive. We are talking about real people here, not some low life slug.
Feb. 18, 2014, 8:24 pm
Duster from East Elm says:
He is a selfish addict who should be punished for endangering the public because of his pathetic problems. Thank God he did not kill anyone. Heroin Addiction - what a waste!
Feb. 20, 2014, 9:54 pm
Pam from Astoria says:
You pompous judgemental POS...
March 18, 2014, 7:13 pm

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