Serial drunk driver from Albany sentenced to State Prison

ALBANY, N.Y.  (NEWS10) – Officials say an Albany man was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison in Albany Co. court on Wednesday.

According to documents,28-year-old Charles Durr of Albany previously plead guilty to one Count of Aggravated Vehicular Assault, a felony.

On October 10, 2015, just after 4 a.m. police say Durr, while intoxicated and impaired by drugs, drove a 2002 Jeep over double yellow lines into the turn lane on Route 9 in the Town of Colonie, striking another motorist’s truck head on at approximately 85 mph in the opposite lane of traffic.

The crash caused serious physical injury to the driver of the other vehicle, as well as to Durr and to 2 of the 3 passengers in his truck.

Blood test result revealed he was operating the vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .20 percent, in addition to the presence of active marijuana found in his blood stream.

At the time of the crash, his license was revoked for prior alcohol related convictions and for previous refusal to submit to chemical test. DURR 2

Durr also had two prior alcohol related convictions within the last 10 years, and the condition of an Interlock Ignition Device was still in effect as a result of those convictions.

Durr was sentenced to 5 to 10 Years in State Prison, as well as being ordered to pay fines and surcharges, will have his driver’s license revoked for 1 year subject to the Department of Motor Vehicles, will have a mandatory installation of an Interlock Ignition Device for 3 years, and must attend a Drinking and Driving Program.

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