A 31-year-old man’s blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit to drive when he got behind the wheel of a car and crashed into a home in the region, authorities said.
Emergency crews in Ulster County were called shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, with reports of a car crash at a home in Saugerties, located on Highway 212.
When officers arrived, they found a 1990 Chevrolet van protruding from the home’s bushes, Saugerties police said.
Investigators determined that the driver, Kaleb Shader, of Saugerties, had driven off the road and struck a mailbox before ending up on the home’s front lawn.
There were no reports of injuries from the crash.
Shader was charged with driving while intoxicated after testing revealed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent, police said.
He was later released to a third party with appearance tickets to the Town of Saugerties Justice Court at a later date.
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