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Drunk Driver Hits New York DOT Vehicle

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

A man has been accused of driving while drunk and hitting a vehicle from the Department of Transportation at a construction site on Interstate 90.

Details about the Drunk Driving Accident

News 10 in Latham, New York is reporting that a man has been accused of driving drunk and crashing into a vehicle belonging to the Department of Transportation that was at a construction site on the side of the highway.

According to police, on Tuesday evening, troopers in Latham were monitoring construction work that was being performed by the Department of Transportation along Interstate 90 in the city of Albany.

At around 8 p.m., 64-year-old Robert Hebert Jr. of Watervliet drove his vehicle straight into the back of a Department of Transportation vehicle that happened to have been parked at the construction site. Hebert was not injured in the accident and was placed under arrest by troopers who were on the scene.

Hebert was transported to Latham for processing. Police are saying that a blood alcohol test from Hebert came back with a reading of .19 percent.

Hebert was issued tickets and was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated.

No workers from the Department of Transportation were injured in the accident.

Important Information about Drunk Driving Accidents in New York

According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • There were a total of 7,849 alcohol-related accidents that reported to the police in 2014.
  • Of those accidents that were reported to the police, 270 of them proved to have been fatal – killing 292 people in 2014.
  • Of those 270 people that were killed, 71 of them were pedestrians, like those that were involved in the accident with the Department of Transportation workers in Latham.

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