Albany man flees from police, charged with DWI

Albany, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police say a man was charged with a DWI after attempting to flee on foot from police officers.

According to authorities, on September 21 at approximately 2:00 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle for speeding in excess of 100 mph. The driver of the vehicle, 52-year-old James Reichert of Albany struck a curb, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.

State Police apprehend the subject and determined Reichert to be intoxicated.

Reichert was transported and processed where his B.A.C. was determined to be 0.08%. Reichert refused all attempts to be evaluated by medical personnel. Additionally, Reichert was found to have a suspended New York State driver’s license from a pending DWI.

Police say Reichert was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Unclassified Misdemeanor, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st Degree, Class E Felony, and Reckless Driving, Class A Misdemeanor.

Reichert was arraigned at the City of Albany Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail.

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