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Driver Arrested for DWI After Flipping Car in Glenmont

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | July 15, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 072221107

GLENMONT, NY - A rollover crash in Glenmont that damaged a utility pole resulted in a DWI arrest on Thursday, July 15th.

First responders were called to the area of 617 Route 9W in Glenmont around 1:10 A.M. for a report of a single-vehicle rollover in the area with possible power lines down.

Bethlehem police officers arrived on scene and reported one car that was overturned off the roadway and a National Grid utility pole damaged. The pole was snapped in half and the top half was still suspended in the air by the wires, however, no wires were down in the roadway.

The Selkirk Fire Department had Route 9W closed from Beacon Road to Wemple Road during the duration of the incident.

“Upon investigation it was determined that the operator of a 2015 Chevrolet was travelling north on Route 9W when it left the roadway and struck the power pole and overturned,” according to a statement from Bethlehem Police.

The driver of the car was the only occupant and was found to be uninjured in the crash following an evaluation from Delmar-Bethlehem EMS and Albany County Paramedics.

The vehicle was removed by Robert’s Towing. National Grid responded to handle the damaged pole.

Police say the driver was arrested at the scene and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and was issued a ticket for Failure to Keep Right.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.