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Sherri Richards, Published September 19 2009

UPDATED: Glyndon man arrested on suspicion of striking multiple cars in parking lot of Fargo restaurant

FARGO – A Glyndon, Minn., man arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Friday has also been cited in a hit-and-run accident in the parking lot of Fargo’s Acapulco Restaurant.

Glyndon police arrested Alberto Bentancourt, who also goes by Alberto Rodriguez, age 21, for fourth-degree driving under the influence. He was pulled over at around 3:45 p.m. Friday and questioned about the incident at Acapulco, which happened at about 2:45 p.m. Friday.

A man apparently angry that staff at the Mexican restaurant refused to serve him hit a car as he was driving out of the parking lot, said Fargo Police Sgt. Jeff Skuza.

After glancing off the first car, the suspect solidly struck a second vehicle. That car was pushed into a third vehicle, which was pushed into a fourth car. Three of the four cars hit belonged to employees of the neighboring Motel 6.

The license plate on the driver’s car was imbedded into the second vehicle.

Bentancourt was booked into the Clay County Jail, but later released on his own recognizance.

Fargo Police have cited him for driving without a valid license, driving without liability insurance and failure to remain at the scene of a crash.