CAIRO — A Cairo town councilman was charged with driving while intoxicated after causing an accident Tuesday night, state police said Wednesday.
Daniel Joyce, 72, of Cairo, was driving north on Route 32 just after 5 p.m. in a 2008 Ford Ranger when he attempted to make a left in front of a 2013 Lincoln MKZ, according to state police.
Joyce was taken to Albany Medical Center by helicopter, according to state police. A blood test was performed at the hospital to determine Joyce’s blood-alcohol content. The legal blood-alcohol limit is 0.08%.
Joyce was charged with driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, and a right-of-way violation, an infraction, state police said.
The driver of the Lincoln, whose name has not been released, was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital by Cairo Ambulance. Both Joyce and the other driver suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to state police.
No other passengers were in the vehicles, state police Public Information Officer Steven Nevel said. Both vehicles were totaled, he added.
Joyce is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.