On Thursday evening, 38-year-old Malcolm Sidbury, of Albany, New York called 911 after another driver, 57-year-old Thomas Robbins of Poughkeepsie, New York, had sideswiped his car on the Taconic State Parkway. Mr. Sidbury and Mr. Robbins did not stop driving after they had crashed into each other, however. When troopers finally caught up with the pair on New York’s Route 82, they stopped both drivers, and then wound up arresting both. Why? As the Daily Freeman reports, troopers say Thomas Robbins was under the influence of alcohol, and Malcolm Sidbury was under the influence of drugs.
The Times Union reports that Mr. Robbins had a blood-alcohol content of .25 percent. He was charged with, “driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and several violations.” As for Mr. Sidbury, troopers say he was high on drugs. He was charged with, “driving while ability impaired by drugs.” The Daily Freeman writes that both were released with tickets to appear in Livingston Town Court.