- 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.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide