Pickup, tractor-trailer tangle in Saugerties

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TOWN OF SAUGERTIES – A head-on collision between a pickup truck and a tractor trailer on Route 32 in the Town of Saugerties did a lot of damage but somehow did not injure either driver. Police said Robert Provost, 23, of East Durham NY was southbound in a Toyota Tundra South when he crossed the Double Yellow in into the path of a northbound Mack Tractor Trailer driven by a Maryland man.  He attempted to avoid the pickup, however Provost’s vehicle sideswiped the tractor trailer, causing extensive damage to the small truck.

Policed determined Provost was intoxicated and subsequently was taken into custody and processed at Saugerties Police Headquarters on the misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Provost’s BAC was three time over the legal limit.