Troopers: Drunk driver in Corinth hits occupied car on side of roadway, flees; Faces felony DWI count

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CORINTH – A Corinth man drove drunk, struck an occupied car on the roadside Saturday and then fled, New York State Police said Wednesday.

No injuries were reported in the crash.

The driver was found and arrested a short time later, police said.

Troopers identified the driver as Matthew S. Kingsley, 52, of Corinth. He faces charges of felony driving while intoxicated in connection with the incident.

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The incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Stark Road in Corinth, troopers said.

Police responded there for reports of a two-car crash. The investigation determined one vehicle, occupied by two people, was parked on the shoulder of the road. Kingsley then struck the vehicle head-on and then left the scene, police said. 

When found by police, Kingsley admitted he was the driver at the time of the crash and he was arrested. His blood alcohol content later tested at 0.19 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, police said.

He has a prior DWI conviction in the past ten years, police said.

Kingsley was processed and released to a sober third party to appear in court on a later date. 

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