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Driver Flees from Crash, Charged with DWI in Coeymans Hollow

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | December 01, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 122020113

Coeymans Hollow, NY - A driver has been arrested and charged with DWI after fleeing from a rollover crash that led to an extensive search by law enforcement on December 1, 2020.

The Coeymans Hollow Fire Department was dispatched with Ravena Rescue, Albany County Paramedics, Coeymans Police and the Albany County Sheriff's Department for a one-car rollover just after 7:15 P.M. Arriving units located the unoccupied vehicle on its side on County Route 101 near Jarvis Road North.

"Witnesses at the scene reported a male in the vehicle that fled on foot into the woods prior to deputies' arrival," according to a statement from the Sheriff's Department.

Officers searched on foot with the help of a K9 unit, as well as thermal imaging cameras via drone to search from above. After an extensive search and no results, crews cleared the scene.

Shortly after clearing the scene, police and EMS were dispatched back to the scene after a neighbor in the area called 911 and stated that they heard someone in the woods screaming for help.

Crews arrived back to the scene and located the driver in the woods, who was transported to the hospital by the Ravena Rescue Squad with minor injuries.

The driver was arrested on the scene prior to transport for signs of intoxication, according to the report. He refused to submit to chemical tests. The driver was charged with DWI and several other vehicle and traffic law infractions.

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