Motorist Reports Drunken Driver, Finds Himself Arrested for Driving While High on Drugs

Elvert BarnesEvery story has two sides — sometimes even more than two, depending upon who is involved and what the story is. This includes incidents involving drunk driving. It might be that the driver was not actually drunk, or that the drunken driving incident was just a mistake after a lifetime of safe driving. But even if one is involved in multiple DUI offenses, he or she still has the right to be heard and considered.

A driver in New York called police on a hit-and-run involving an alleged drunk driver who sideswiped his car, according to authorities. The caller, however, was arrested for being behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs.

The 38-year-old suspect was driving on a state parkway when a car sped by, struck his vehicle, then kept going. He called the police, who eventually found the other driver — a 57-year-old man from Poughkeepsie, according to media sources.

The 57-year-old had a blood alcohol level of .25 percent, according to police reports, which is over three times the New York legal limit of .08. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident with property damages, and other violations.

Troopers also charged the driver who called with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

They were issued tickets, then released, says a local newspaper.

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