Man pleads guilty after allegedly driving drunk on NYE

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Wynantskill man pleaded guilty in Albany County Court on Wednesday after he was arrested for driving drunk on New Year’s Eve.

Scott Law pleaded guilty to one count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle and one count of Driving While Intoxicated.

Scott Law (Albany County DA's Office)
Scott Law (Albany County DA’s Office)

Albany County District Attorney David Soares said Law was operating a pick-up truck on Madison Avenue in the city of Albany around 1:25 a.m. on January 1 and struck a taxi minivan pushing the van into another moving vehicle.

Soares said the 37-year old fled the scene of the crash, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck five other vehicles that were parked along the side of the road. He then swerved back into westbound lands and hit two more parked vehicles.

Law then got out of the truck and fled the scene on foot through Washington Park, according to Soares.

Albany police officers pursued Law on foot and apprehended him nearby. Soares said Law had physical signs of intoxication, failed several field sobriety tests and tested positive on an alco-sensor device. At the time of the incident, Soares said Law’s driver’s license was revoked by the Department of Motor Vehicles for previous alcohol related convictions.

Law faces one to three years in state prison. He will also serve a concurrent one year incarceration term for the DWI charge when sentenced on April 8.

Law must also pay restitution to the victims, pay fines and surcharges, be subject to a driver’s license revocation for a minimum of six months subject to DMV guidelines, be subject to Ignition Interlock restriction for one year, and attend a Victim Impact Panel.

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