Cops: Driver on Drugs Hit by Driver on Booze

Both charged after hit and run on highway
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 2, 2014 2:29 PM CDT
Cops: Driver on Drugs Hit by Driver on Booze

These charges might explain why one driver sideswiped another and why the driver who got hit didn't have the reflexes to avoid the collision. After a man in upstate New York called police to say that his car had been hit by a driver who didn't stop, cops caught up to both vehicles on the Taconic Parkway in Columbia County and pulled them over. Troopers charged the driver who reported the incident, 38-year-old Malcolm Sidbury, with driving while impaired by drugs. They charged the second driver, 57-year-old Thomas Robbins, with driving while intoxicated. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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