Man arrested after hitting two New York State Troopers

Two New York State troopers are in serious condition after being hit by a man who police believe was drunk.

Posted: Mar 4, 2018 8:16 PM
Updated: Mar 4, 2018 8:16 PM

NORTH GREENBUSH- Two New York State troopers are in serious condition after being hit by a man who police believe was drunk.

On Sunday morning, two state troopers, Brent Karow and Shane Swartz, were called to a single vehicle property damage accident on I-90 near Albany.

The tow truck had already arrived so the troopers parked their SUV, with flares around it, in the left lane to protect the tow truck and force oncoming traffic to move over into the right lanes.

Police said that's when 26-year-old Christopher Neumann from Castleton struck the troopers vehicle, then the troopers, and the tow truck driver.

Trooper Karow was thrown 70 feet into the median, and Trooper Swartz was trapped unerneath the tow truck. The troopers and the tow truck driver were taken to the hospital.

Both troopers are in serious, but stable condition.

Police believe Neumann was intoxicated at the time. He was arrested for D.W.I., vehicular assault and a number of other violations.

He was arraigned in the town of North Greenbush court.

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