- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. (AP) - New York State Police say a 22-year-old driver had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit when he drove the wrong way on a state highway and hit another car.

The crash happened at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Pleasant.

Police say Sawyer White, of White Plains, was driving south in the northbound lanes of the Taconic State Parkway when he hit a car driven by 62-year-old Michael Ioannidis head on.

Ioannidis was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. White was evaluated and released.

White was arrested on charges including driving while intoxicated.

Police say his blood alcohol level was 0.27 percent. That’s more than three times the legal intoxication limit.

It’s not clear if White has an attorney who could speak for him.


This story has been corrected to show that the crash happened on the Taconic State Parkway, not the state thruway.

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