SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A man accused of seriously injuring a man while driving drunk was arraigned Tuesday morning.
Eric Figueroa, 25, of Rotterdam, was sent to jail without bail.
“Once on scene, they saw a vehicle and a male that was lying on the ground,” Sgt. Jeffrey McCutcheon said.
Sgt. McCutcheon says the person laying on the ground near Guilderland Ave and Ontario Street in Schenectady was 50-year-old Anthony Graham, of Schenectady, suffering from serious head and neck injuries.
Police say at around 3:48 a.m., Figueroa was driving his 2005 Toyota headed south on Guilderland Avenue when he struck Graham.
Police say Graham was on the sidewalk and attempted to cross the road before getting hit.
Graham’s condition is now listed in stable condition at Albany Med.
“Schenectady Police Traffic Division is in constant contact with Albany Medical Center but he is listed in critical condition at this time,” Sgt. McCutcheon said.
As for Figueroa police say he was drunk and according to court documents his blood alcohol level was .13, almost twice the legal limit. He was charged with DWI, felony vehicular assault and driving with a suspended registration.
“Depending on the condition of the victim charges will be updated accordingly,” Sgt. McCutcheon said.