- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

LIVINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say an off-duty officer from a Hudson Valley police department had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit when he died in a one-car crash.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says a toxicology report found that 35-year-old William Wrigley had a blood-alcohol level of .15 when he died in a 5:15 a.m. crash on Jan. 24. The accident happened in Wrigley’s hometown of Livingston, 35 miles south of Albany. His 1997 Honda Civic veered off Route 19 and hit a tree.

Wrigley was an 11-year veteran of the police department in the nearby city of Hudson. He worked as a patrol and bike officer.

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