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New City Man Who Crashes Into Embankment Was Driving Drunk, Police Say

William Jurgensen.
William Jurgensen. Photo Credit: New York State Police

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - A Rockland County man was arrested with a blood alcohol content more than triple the legal limit after crashing into a snowbank on I-87 in Clarkstown.

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, state police were dispatched to northbound exit 13N on I-87 (Interstate Parkway North / Bear Mountain), where a motorist reportedly was involved in a one-vehicle accident.

According to police, during the subsequent investigation, troopers determined that New City resident William Jurgensen, 51, had lost control of his Toyota, running off the roadway and into a snow embankment following the recent snowstorm. It was also determined that Jurgensen was intoxicated, police said.

Jurgensen was arrested at the scene and processed at the state police barrack in Tarrytown, where his blood alcohol was measured at .27 percent, nearly quadruple the legal limit. He was charged with a misdemeanor count of aggravated driving while intoxicated and multiple vehicle and traffic violations. He was released on appearance tickets and turned over to a sober party. Jurgensen is due back in the Town of Clarkstown Court on Monday, March 27.

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