Drunk Hudson Valley Driver Caused ‘Catastrophic injuries’
Two suffered catastrophic injuries after their drunk driver crashed their car in the Hudson Valley.
On Friday in Ulster County Court, John Tyler Kuhn pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault and DWI.
On Jan. 6, Kuhn was the driver of a car that was involved in a one-car crash on Route 32 in Saugerties. Kuhn drove at a high rate of speed and lost control of his vehicle when he ignored a double yellow line and attempted to pass a vehicle, police say.
While passing, he was forced to take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle and crashed into a tree, according to the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.
The collision resulted in what officials describe as "catastrophic injuries" to two other passengers. Another passenger was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital. Kuhn sustained facial lacerations.
On Friday, Kuhn confessed he was drunk and his reckless intoxicated driving resulted in the serious physical injuries sustained by two of his passengers.