FLORIDA, N.Y. – Two people were injured after New York State Police say a man who was driving while intoxicated lost a tire on the Thruway in Montgomery County on June 11.
According to police, 26-year-old Nicholas M. Moulton, of Johnstown, was driving west on the Thruway in a Ford F350 when he lost his rear driver side tire around 11 a.m.
Police say the tire cross into the lane of oncoming traffic, hitting the hood and windshielf of a Ford Focus with two passengers. The driver, 68-year-old Dariusz M. Sady, of Utica, was taken by ambulance to Mount Carmel Church in Amsterdam before being airlifted to Albany Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries. He is in critical condition, but stable, according to police.
The passenger of the vehicle, 67-year-old Susan J. Sady, was taken to Albany Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening.
Moulton was not injured in the crash.
When state police interviewed Moulton, they believed him to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody and his blood alcohol level was found to be .08%.
Moulton has been charged with second-degree vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated. He was turned over to a sober party and issued appearance tickets for next week.