Saratoga Sheriff: Drunk Schenectady driver’s stuck car struck by train early Sunday in Halfmoon

Kevin A. McGinn - Credit: Saratoga County Sheriff's Office

Kevin A. McGinn - Credit: Saratoga County Sheriff's Office

HALFMOON — A drunk Schenectady driver got his car stuck at a railroad crossing in Halfmoon Sunday morning and it was soon hit by a passing train, Saratoga County Sheriff’s officials said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

The incident happened before 5:45 a.m. Sunday on Tabor Road in Halfmoon. Deputies responded there for a report of a car that had been struck by a train, officials said.

They arrived and determined that the car driver, identified as Kevin A. McGinn, 36, of Schenectady, had attempted to cross the tracks when his vehicle became stuck. He then exited the vehicle, and it was soon struck by a Canadian Pacific Railway train.

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A release did not describe the effect of the crash on the train.

Deputies also determined that McGinn was intoxicated, as well as driving without a required interlock device, officials said.

He was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, felonies, as well as misdemeanor circumventing an ignition interlock device.

He was processed and released to appear in court later.

The Tabor Road railroad crossing as seen on Google Streetview


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