2 Charged With DWI After One-Car Crash in Dutchess County
Two Hudson Valley men were charged with DWI following a dangerous one-car crash near a local college.
On Thursday around 9 p.m., the Red Hook Police Department received a call reporting a truck crashed into a telephone pole on Route 9G near the main entrance to Bard College in the Town of Red Hook.
Police determined that a 2004 Nissan truck driven by a 21-year-old man from Rhinebeck ran off the road, struck a telephone pole and traveled over 100 feet down an embankment.
The driver wasn’t injured. However, during an interview at the scene, police allege the 21-year-old was drunk.
A relative, a 42-year-old from Rhinebeck, arrived on the scene to help the 21-year-old, but police say he was also drunk.
Both were charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and released to a third party.
Route 9G was closed for several hours while Central Hudson repaired the pole and wires damaged in the crash.
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