MALTA – A driver involved in a work zone crash last week on the Northway was drunk, state police said Wednesday.
The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported, but several road workers were nearby when the crash happened, troopers said.
Kelsey A. Irving, 29, of Queensbury, was arrested after the Oct. 15 crash and charged with felony driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor reckless driving, state police said.
The crash happened as Irving changed lanes and collided with the rear of a stopped truck hauling paving materials in the work site, state police said.
Responding troopers interviewed Irving and detected signs of intoxication and she admitted to consuming alcohol, state police said.
Irving was taken to Saratoga Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The drunk driving charge was charged as a felony due to a prior DWI conviction in the past 10 years, state police said.
Irving is due back in court next month.