Saratoga County

Man indicted in connection with Clifton Park crash

A Saratoga Springs man was indicted Wednesday in connection with an August 2013 accident in Clifton

A Saratoga Springs man was indicted Wednesday in connection with an August 2013 accident in Clifton Park that occurred while he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

Daniel C. Stack, 26, of Jefferson Street, faces a felony charge of second-degree vehicular assault as well as misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated and driving while impaired by drugs.

It is alleged that Stack was westbound on Route 146 in Clifton Park last Aug. 22 when he crossed a double-solid line and struck an oncoming car head-on.

Both Stack and the other driver, Ertugrul Berkcan, 63, of Clifton Park, had to be extricated from their vehicles by emergency personnel and flown by helicopter to Albany Medical Center for treatment of what state police said were serious injuries.

Stack, who is currently free without bail, will be arraigned in County Court in May 1, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office.

In other indictments handed up by a grand jury Wednesday:

Freddie S. Brown, 44, whose current address is the county jail, was indicted on three counts of failure to register as a sex offender and two counts of offering a false instrument for filing. He is accused of not registering while living over the last year at residences in Ballston Spa, Malta and Milton.

James W. Mulcahy, 52, of South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, was indicted on an aggravated DWI charge, a felony, and consumption of alcohol in a vehicle. He was arrested in Saratoga Springs last November.

Charlotte M. Valentine, 25, of Frasier Road, Greenfield, was indicted on two counts of felony DWI related to an arrest last August in Saratoga Springs. She also was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. In a separate indictment, she is charged with DWI, resisting arrest and attempted assault last Friday in Saratoga Springs.

County Court Judge Jerry J. Scarano sentenced Amanda L. Hauser, 29, of Hudson Avenue, Stillwater, to one year in jail. She pleaded guilty in February to attempted third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

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