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Drunk Driver Slams Into Guardrail On Hudson Valley Highway: Police

The crash happened on the I-287 West Exit 6 ramp in White Plains.
The crash happened on the I-287 West Exit 6 ramp in White Plains. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view/Pixabay via Diego Fabian Parra Pabon

A man is facing charges after driving drunk and hitting a guardrail on a busy highway exit ramp in Westchester County, police said. 

On Saturday, Jan. 28, around 12:20 a.m., police responded to a one-car crash in White Plains by Interstate 287 west on the Exit 6 ramp, according to state police. 

After arriving at the scene, police determined that the driver, 46-year-old Tarrytown resident Eric Petrich, had been driving on the ramp in a Toyota Camry when he struck a guardrail and his car became disabled. 

Petrich was not injured in the crash.

After investigating, authorities found that Petrich was drunk with a blood alcohol content of 0.25 percent, and he was then arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. 

He was later released from custody and turned over to a sober third party. Petrich will appear in City of White Plains Court on Tuesday, Feb. 14. 

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