Man charged with impaired driving after crashing twice in one day

Photo courtesy of New York Mills police

A New York Mills man is charged with impaired driving, after he was involved in two accidents on the same day.

Posted: Aug 18, 2020 6:12 PM

NEW YORK MILLS, N.Y. – A New York Mills man is charged with impaired driving, after he was involved in two accidents on the same day.

Police say Merritt Bremer, 27, was traveling north on Clinton Street in a Toyota FJ Cruiser, around 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday. Bremer went through a red light, and hit a vehicle driven by Shane Jeffers, of Newport, who was turning left onto Burrstone Road from Main Street. Jeffers and his passenger were treated for minor injuries.

Bremer left the scene of the accident and went home, where an officer later found him.

A few hours later, police were called to the same area of the initial crash, for a one-car accident.

Police say Bremer crashed into a guard rail around 1 p.m., while driving a BMW north on Clinton Street. He was taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

Bremer was charged with driving while ability impaired, and issued tickets for passing a steady red signal, failure to keep right, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and an uninspected vehicle.

He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

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