ALBANY – A Scotia man has been arrested after crashing his car on Interstate 90 in Albany while on drugs, state police said.
Max W. Luciani, 33, of Scotia, was arrested after the Monday afternoon incident and charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs, state police said.
The incident happened just after 1:30 p.m. in Albany, state police said. A responding trooper arrived at the scene to find a station wagon had driven off the roadway and the driver appeared to be unconscious, state police said.
The trooper also saw what police determined was 3.5 grams of heroin next to the driver in the center console.
The trooper then quickly removed the driver from the vehicle and began to render him aid, state police said. EMS then arrived and administered one dose of Narcan with success, troopers said.
Luciani was taken to Albany Medical Center for further evaluation. Troopers determined he was impaired by drugs and he submitted to a blood draw to determine what was in his system, state police said.
A prior DWI conviction for Luciani within 10 years increased the new charge to a felony, state police said. Luciani was also charged with one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
Luciani was released to appear in court later.