Authorities say the police officer son of a Capital Region police chief has been charged with driving while intoxicated after a crash that killed his passenger.
Police in Rensselaer County tell local media outlets that 22-year-old Mark Fusco was driving a Volkswagen sedan that slammed into a tree around 5 a.m. Wednesday in East Greenbush.
Fusco is a police officer in the neighboring city of Rensselaer, where his father, Rick Fusco, is chief of police.
Police say 22-year-old Sean Murphy of Slingerlands was thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.
Mark Fusco was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital. Information on his injuries hasn’t been released.
Rensselaer police officials say the chief isn’t commenting on the crash.