Police: Catskill man charged following accident

Malden Turnpike in Saugerties where police said a Catskill man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a one-vehicle accident. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

SAUGERTIES — A Catskill man was charged by police with driving while intoxicated after a one-car accident in Saugerties, Police Chief Joseph A. Sinagra said Monday.

Eric W. Duncan, 31, was charged with DWI, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speed unreasonable and prudent, Sinagra said.

Duncan refused to submit to a chemical test, Sinagra said.

Duncan’s New York state driver’s license was suspended for prior offenses, Sinagra said.

On Nov. 17, at about 9:02 p.m., police responded to the area of 104 Malden Turnpike for a report of an accident with possible injuries, Sinagra said.

Duncan was able to get out of the vehicle on his own before emergency services arrived. Officers determined that Duncan was intoxicated at the time of the accident, Sinagra said.

He admitted to officers that he did consume alcohol prior to operating his vehicle, Sinagra said.

Duncan was treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries and was transported to Kingston Hospital by Diaz Ambulance. Duncan is scheduled to appear in Saugerties Town Court on Dec. 2, Sinagra said.

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