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Police: Drunk driver hits pole, hydrant in Schenectady

Police: Drunk driver hits pole, hydrant in Schenectady

The driver was taken to nearby Ellis Hospital for treatment
Police: Drunk driver hits pole, hydrant in Schenectady
Police and firefighters respond to the Tuesday evening crash on Rosa Road
Photographer: Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

SCHENECTADY - A drunk driver crashed into a utility pole and then a fire hydrant Tuesday night, sending water from the hydrant spewing into the street, police said.

The crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. near 23 Rosa Road. 

Police identified the driver as Antonios Anastahas, 29, of Cohoes. He faces one count of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, as well as multiple tickets.

Responding officers found Anastahas' car in some bushes next to the damaged hydrant and just down Rosa Road from Ellis Hospital.

Anastahas had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, according to police allegations filed in court. He also allegedly admitted to drinking.

"Man I've had like six or seven beers," Anastahas allegedly told officers. "I'm drunk."

Anastahas was taken to Ellis Hospital for treatment, where police charged him.

Anastahas was issued tickets for imprudent speed, failure to stay in lane, failure to keep right and driving across a sidewalk.

The scene Tuesday night on Rosa Road. Photo by Peter Barber/Gazette Reporter

 

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