Man accused of crashing into truck while impaired pleads guilty

Credit: Albany County DA

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A man accused of crashing into a truck head while impaired pleaded guilty to an aggravated vehicular assault charge Friday.

The Albany District Attorney’s Office says in October, Charles Durr, 28, of Albany, crashed into a truck at approximately 85 MPH after crossing into the opposite  lane of traffic on Route 9 in Colonie.

The crash caused serious injuries to the driver of the truck, two of the three passengers in the truck, and Durr.

The DA says blood test results found that Durr had a blood alcohol content level of .20 percent and the presence of marijuana in his system.

At the time of the crash, Durr’s license was revoked for prior alcohol-related convictions and prior refusals to submit a chemical test. He also has two prior alcohol-related convictions within the last 10 years. As a condition of prior conditions, Durr was required to have an Interlock Ignition Device at the time of the crash.

Durr faces five to 10 years in State Prison. He will be sentenced in July.

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