Hudson Valley Man Arrested for Suspected DWI after Thruway Crash

A man from Hudson Valley has been implicated in a two-car collision that resulted in two people getting injured. The incident which occurred on the New York State Thruway was reported by the State Police to have taken place late on Sunday night. The man was apprehended by police on allegations of driving under the influence of alcohol.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the individual’s first offense of this nature, as stated by law enforcement officers. Reportedly, the man has multiple convictions of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in the past decade.

The New York State Police have issued a press statement recounting how troopers, based out of Clifton Park, observed a two-car collision on I-87 in Wilton, NY, occurring late on Sunday night.

The State Police identified one of the drivers involved in the accident as a 32-year-old man from Wappingers Falls. This individual was taken into custody on charges of Driving While Intoxicated along with various other traffic offenses, officials have stated.

The other driver and passenger involved in the accident were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that are not considered life-threatening. The alleged drunk driver was taken into police custody, but he refused to provide a blood sample for a test to determine his blood alcohol level.

Further inquiries revealed that this suspect has numerous DWI convictions within the past decade. The man was presented in Milton Town Court (Saratoga County), and currently remains in the county correction facility without the possibility of bail, according to police reports.

As a related side note, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles revealed that in 2023, it rejected over 3,000 vanity plate applications due to obscenity, inappropriate references, or potential confusion with official plates.

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