Man nearly crashes into police cruiser, arrested for drunk driving

Posted at: 04/22/2013 4:28 PM
Updated at: 04/22/2013 5:35 PM
By: WNYT Staff


SAND LAKE - In Rensselaer County, a 58-year-old man was arrested over the weekend from drinking and driving, after nearly crashing head-on, into a State Trooper's cruiser.

Timothy Wachtel was arrested Saturday night on Sheer Road in Sand Lake.

State Police say he had a blood alcohol content of .20 more than twice the legal limit.

Wachtel was released pending a court appearance next week.