A Dutchess County man was charged with DWI after crashing his car twice in a matter of minutes.

On Friday around 10:30 p.m., Red Hook Police responded to a 911 call reporting a single vehicle crash in the area of Linden Avenue and Knox Road.

Arriving police found a car with significant damage that drove head-on into a tree.

The driver, 35-year-old Warren L. Thring from South Africa but living in Red Hook, was driving north on Linden Avenue in a 2003 Lexus when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a guide rail near the Red Hook Recreational Park, police say.

With the help of passing car, Thring was able to remove his vehicle from the guide rail and continued driving north on Linden Avenue.

According to Ulster police, Thring then lost control of his vehicle for the second time, crossing over the double yellow lines and striking a tree head-on just north of Knox Road on Linden Avenue.

Thring was interviewed at the scene of the second accident and allegedly found to be intoxicated. After being treated for minor injuries, he was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, as well as several vehicle and traffic infraction.

Thring was processed and released on tickets with a future court date.

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