This is one of the last things you’d think you’d see out your front window right after midnight. Police say a local man banged on a letterbox early in the morning and then got his van stuck in a person’s front yard. The man was also well over the legal limit at the time of the accident, police said. It also seems to be a bit of weird news from a certain Hudson Valley area again. What gives?
According to PubMed.gov, An estimated 1.7 million motorists cause an estimated 31 million cases of drinking and driving on New York’s roads each year.
Help, I’m stuck!
Saugerties police said the accident happened early Monday morning. According to the police, they observed the fresh-looking “1990 Chevrolet Van, sticking out of bushes on the property”. Sources say the first accident happened on Route 212 when the suspect and his Chevy ran off the road and hit a mailbox, then got stuck on the lawn. The suspect’s improvised off-road drive ended there.
Police say the 31-year-old suspect was charged with drink-driving with a BAC of 0.15%, which is almost 2 times the legal limit of 0.08%.
In other Hudson Valley news
Is anyone missing an off-road vehicle? State police say a local man made off with $400 and a quad bike from a home on the night of Aug. 19. The 41-year-old suspect is now facing a number of crimes, including burglary and arson.
Hudson Valley man reportedly smashes motor home
The New York State Police said in a press release that they were called on the night of August 19. When officers arrived at the house in Catskill, they said the door of a RV had been left open. Troopers also said the kitchen in the RV was set on fire and homeowners claimed $400 and an ATV was stolen. An investigation led officials to the home of a Saugerties man, where they found that he had broken into the motor home, set the kitchen on fire and then ran off with the money and the quad.
Police say the suspect was arrested on August 23 and faces multiple charges. Police did not specify whether the suspect knew the victim or the environment, or whether it was a random theft.
More Saugerties news
Police say a domestic dispute spiraled out of control, leading to the deliberate destruction of at least two of the victim’s items. A contact ban has been issued on behalf of the victim of this disruption, according to a press release. However, officials are still left with some questions about what happened.
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