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Saratoga Springs driver indicted in death of pedestrian

Saratoga Springs driver indicted in death of pedestrian

A Saratoga Springs man was indicted on a vehicular manslaughter charge Wednesday for allegedly hitti

A Saratoga Springs man was indicted on a vehicular manslaughter charge Wednesday for allegedly hitting and killing a pedestrian with his pickup truck while he was drunk.

Paul E. Nicholson II, 28, of Marion Avenue, is accused in the death of Jamie Jo McBride, 55, of Mukilteo, Wash.

McBride was struck at 3:40 p.m. June 7 by a pickup that police said was driven by Nicholson. The woman suffered chest and head injuries and was taken to Saratoga Hospital and then Albany Medical Center, but she died of her injuries that evening.

Police said McBride was crossing Ballston Avenue when Nicholson turned onto Ballston Avenue from Hamilton Street and hit her.

In the indictment handed up Wednesday by a grand jury, Nicholson is charged with two counts of first-degree vehicular manslaughter and one count of second-degree manslaughter. He potentially faces up to 15 years in prison.

Nicholson was also charged with misdemeanor counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Nicholson is scheduled to be arraigned before Saratoga County Court Judge Jerry J. Scarano on Tuesday.

In another indictment, Lance E. Abare Jr., 22, of Pine Street, Corinth, was indicted on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny, resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated.

He was charged in connection with incidents that took place in Hadley and Corinth on Aug. 13, according to the district attorney’s office.

In other court action, Scarano sentenced Marlin C. Turner, 30, of New York City, to two years in state prison and 11⁄2 years of post-release supervision. He pleaded guilty in July to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.

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