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Johnstown man faces DWI charge after Thruway crash

FLORIDA — A Johnstown motorist was charged with felony vehicular assault and DWI from a serious personal injury crash Friday on the Thruway in the town of Florida.

State police reported that shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, troopers responded to an bad accident on I-90, westbound in the town.

A preliminary investigation determined Nicholas M. Moulton, 26, of Johnstown, was operating a 2018 Ford F350 westbound, near mile marker 169.8, when he lost the rear driver’s side tire of his vehicle.’

Troopers said the tire crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the hood and windshield of a 2014 Ford Focus.

The Ford Focus’s front seat passenger –Susan J. Sady, 67, of Utica — was transported to Albany Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver — Dariusz M. Sady, 68, of Utica — was transported by ambulance to Mount Carmel Church in Amsterdam, from where he was then flown to Albany Medical Center by Life Net for serious injuries.

A news release issued Monday said Sady was currently listed in critical, but stable condition.

While troopers continued the investigation and interviewed Moulton, it was determined he was allegedly intoxicated, state police said. He was taken into custody and transported to SP Fultonville, where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.08 percent.

Moulton was charged with second-degree vehicular assault, a Class E felony; and driving while intoxicated; an unclassified misdemeanor. He was turned over to a sober third party and issued appearance tickets returnable to the Florida Town Court at 4 p.m. June 24.

Troopers said Moulton was not injured as a result of the crash.

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