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In step with Saugerties police, a Woodstock resident used to be charged with riding whilst intoxicated, working a motor car with a BAC above .08%, and following too shut after he rear-ended every other car.

Police say Michael Ellis, 72, used to be riding westbound on State Course 212 in a 2009 Subaru Outback on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 6:08pm. A 2013 Jeep Wrangler used to be stopped at a crimson mild within the intersection of Routes 212 and 32. The Subaru motive force didn’t brake in time to steer clear of crashing into the again of the Jeep. When processed at Saugerties Police Headquarters, officials there made up our minds Ellis’s blood-alcohol content material (BAC) to be 0.16%, resulting in the aforementioned fees being filed.

Neither birthday celebration used to be injured within the crash, and Ellis used to be issued visitors tickets to look in court docket on Nov. 16.