(Aug. 8, 2011) According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office a driver managed to run into a DWI patrol unit on Sunday, Aug. 7th. Police say that at approximately 10:57 PM a Warren County Sheriff’s Office patrol unit on DWI patrol was struck at the intersection of Wintergreen Road and Upper Sherman Avenue. The patrol vehicle was stopped at the intersection to make a right hand turn when a 2011 Hyundai that was being operated by Karen L. Pitman, age 58, of Queensbury made a left hand turn onto Wintergreen Road and struck the police vehicle in the front bumper. The 2011 Hyundai then continued northbound onWintergreen Roadeventually stopping for the police vehicle which had been struck in the intersection. No one was injured in the accident. Both vehicles suffered moderate damage.
Mrs. Pitman failed field sobriety testing at the scene and was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. She then failed a Drug Recognition Expert Evaluation and subsequently was charged with the misdemeanor of Driving While Ability Impaired Combination of Drugs and Alcohol, Driving While Intoxicated, and the traffic infractions of making an improper left hand turn and leaving the scene of a property damage motor vehicle accident.
Mrs. Pitman was released to appear inQueensbury Town Courtat a later date. The incident was investigated by Patrol Officer C. Howse and Patrol Sergeant R.J. Bartlett