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NYSP: Schenectady man drove impaired with child in car

WTEN Albany logo WTEN Albany 6/29/2022 Sara Rizzo
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COEYMANS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Schenectady man has been arrested after allegedly driving impaired with a 3-year-old child in the car, also known as Leandra’s Law. New York State Police said Derrick Hill, 50, also has a revoked driver’s license.

On June 27 around 6:15 p.m., police stopped a car on I-87 in Coeymans for a vehicle and traffic violation. Police said the driver, Hill, was found to be impaired by drugs while driving with a 3-year-old in the car. The child was turned over to a sober third party at the scene.

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Hill was taken into custody, transported, and processed at State Police in Albany. Once there, police said he refused to submit to a drug recognition evaluation and a blood test to find the alcohol and/or drug content of his blood. 

Charges

  • Aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle (felony)
  • Driving while ability impaired by drugs (misdemeanor)
  • Endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor)
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Hill was arraigned in Westerlo Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail due to having four prior felony convictions.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled in the Town of Coeymans Court on June 30 at 9 a.m.      

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