Drunk driver in Upstate New York involved in fatal accident

by William Mattar | October 31st, 2011

October 31, 2011

Two Apalachin, New York, people were in a fatal two-vehicle wreck on an upstate New York road earlier this month.

The Associated Press reports that a 79-year-old transportation worker was driving drunk. His car collided with another vehicle, driven by a 49-year-old woman. Both were pronounced dead at local hospitals.

New York State police say that when the man’s car drifted into on-coming traffic on Route 434 in Owego, his toxicology tests showed his blood alcohol level was at .12 percent.

The legal limit for driving under the influence of alcohol is .08 percent.

New York troopers say that the drunk driver was employed by the Department of Transportation and was driving a DOT car when the accident occurred.

It is uncertain whether he was on duty at the time of the wreck.

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