Troopers: Schenectady woman abandons crashed car on I-890

Woman's blood alcohol content was allegedly three times the legal limit
Chelsea N. Hunter
Chelsea N. Hunter

Categories: News, Schenectady County

SCHENECTADY — A woman is accused of drunkenly crashing her car on Interstate-890 and then fleeing the scene Friday, New York State Police said. 

At around noon, state police said they found a significantly damaged gray Nissan Altima blocking two lanes of westbound traffic on I-890. The found the alleged driver of the car, Chelsea N. Hunter, of Schenectady at her home, having fled the scene of the crash, state police said.

When interviewing Hunter, state police said they noticed a “strong odor of alcohol” and conducted field sobriety tests, which Hunter did not pass. Troopers then arrested Hunter, processed her at the Princetown barracks, found her blood alcohol content to be .27 — three times the legal limit — and charged her with driving while intoxicated, state police said. 

Hunter was released on tickets and is due to appear in City of Schenectady Court on May 16.

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