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Clifton Park man charged with vehicular assault

Clifton Park man charged with vehicular assault

Faces felony count
Clifton Park man charged with vehicular assault
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HALFMOON — A Clifton Park man involved in a March crash that injured his passenger is now accused of driving drunk and causing the crash, state police said Thursday.

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John W. Cole, 52, of Englemore Road, was charged Thursday with one count of second-degree vehicular assault, a felony, and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

Cole is accused of driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.10 percent early on March 11 on Sitterly Road in Halfmoon.

He drove off the roadway and crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree, state police said. A back-seat passenger in the car suffered a serious back injury, causing paralysis, and was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment.

Cole was arraigned and ordered held.

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