Two Snow Plows Hit By Drunk Drivers
On Saturday night, two New York State Department Of Transportation snow plows that were working on the Northway were hit by alleged drunk drivers. According to the story from CBS 6 Albany, both accidents happened in less than an hour of each other.
The first one happened in the southbound lane between exits 12 and 13, about 7:30 p.m. The pickup truck that struck the plow was driven by a 26-year-old Troy man – Robert Clemente, Jr. When his vehicle hit the plow’s blade, it took off the truck’s roof. He escaped with only minor injuries after being sent to Glens Falls Hospital for evaluation, but didn’t escape a DWI charge. He’s due in Malta Town Court at a later date.
About 8:20 p.m. a car slammed into the back of another snow plow. This one was in the northbound lane of the Northway between exits 11 and 12. The driver of the car wasn’t injured, but was charged with DWI.
The drivers of the snow plows weren’t injured.