Summer Thruway Crash Driver Had Alcohol in System

According to State Police toxicology reports on the off duty police officer who caused the fatal Thruway crash on August 12 show that the man was in fact drunk at the time of the accident. Autopsy reports show that Richard E. Christopher of Suffern had a blood alcohol level of .21 percent, nearly three times the legal limit, when he drove his truck South in the Northbound lane around 7:00 AM, hitting Airmont resident James DeVito’s Honda CRV. According to police, 59-year old DeVito, who was also killed in the crash, had no drugs or alcohol in his system.

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