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Trial begins for man who allegedly caused deadly Charlton crash while on drugs

Trial begins for man who allegedly caused deadly Charlton crash while on drugs

A Washington County man accused of manslaughter for allegedly causing a fatal head-on collision in C

A Washington County man accused of manslaughter for allegedly causing a fatal head-on collision in Charlton while impaired by drugs is expected to go on trial today in Saratoga County Court.

Marcus R. Young, 26, of Granville, faces charges including second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of Glenn L. Smith, 50, of West Charlton, in a Route 67 crash Jan. 20, 2013.

Eleven jurors were seated Monday and opening statements and testimony are expected to begin sometime today in front of County Court Judge Jerry Scarano.

In addition to manslaughter, charges against Young include vehicular manslaughter and misdemeanor counts of driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving with ability impaired by the combination of drugs and alcohol, and unlawful possession of marijuana and fireworks.

State police said Young was driving westbound on Route 67 near Jockey Street when he crossed into the eastbound lane, where he collided with Smith’s vehicle.

In other recent cases:

A Schuylerville man was sentenced to two years in state prison for stabbing his stepson in the hand during an argument.

William J. Urban, 48, of Church Street, was sentenced to the prison term plus 18 months of post-release supervision based on his December guilty plea to second-degree assault.

Urban stabbed his adult stepson Dec. 30, 2012, during what state police said was an argument about a dog. The victim was not seriously injured, authorities said.

Joseph W. Carpenter, 34, of Carol Jean Lane, Halfmoon, was sentenced to one to three years in prison on a felony DWI conviction. He must also have an alcohol-sensing ignition interlock on his vehicle for three years after his release. He was arrested Oct. 2 in Halfmoon.

Andrew L. Murphy, 52, of Sitterly Road, Halfmoon, was sentenced to one year in jail for felony DWI. He must use an ignition interlock device for three years. He was arrested Jan. 3 in Halfmoon.

Steven A. Prevendoski, 23, of Orenda Springs Drive, Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty in December to third-degree criminal mischief. He was accused of causing damage last June 16 at the Milton home of a person who had an order of protection against him.

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