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A Buffalo driver accused of dragging a passenger who tried to leave her minivan on Comstock Avenue Saturday afternoon faces several charges in a bizarre incident that culminated in a crash.

Renee Brown, 39, was charged with driving while intoxciated, leaving the scene of a property accident and unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

Buffalo Police said that at about 3 p.m., passengers fearing for their safety demanded to leave te minivan but Brown refused to stop. However, one passenger who tried to get out of the vehicle was dragged a short distance vefore the minivan struck another vehicle and pole near Comstock and Kensington Avenue.

The passenger who was dragged was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.