Cops crackdown on impaired drivers

HUDSON—The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Hudson and Greenport police will once again join with state law enforcement agencies in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday season, according to a press release from Columbia County STOP-DWI.

While people spend time traveling to celebrate the holiday with friends and family, law enforcement will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts run from November 26 through 30. State Police, Sheriff’s Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Columbia County and across the state will be out in force. Research shows that high visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20%. Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem. Read more…

Four injured in one-car rollover on Route 23 in Claverack

CLAVERACK—Four people were hurt in a one-car rollover crash on State Route 23, just east of Old Barrington Road, November 11 at 11:07 a.m.

Sheriff’s deputies found that a 2006 Dodge Charger, operated by Helen Baker, 59, of Craryville was traveling west on State Route 23 when for an unknown reason it traveled off the road shoulder where it struck a guide rail and then a sign. The vehicle then became airborne, hit a tree and came to rest on its roof in the middle of the road, according to a press release from Sheriff David P. Bartlett. Read more…

Amtrak worker fatally struck by train in Clermont

CLERMONT—A Greene County woman who worked for Amtrak was killed when she was hit by a southbound train on the tracks south of Cheviot Road, October 29 at 11:08 a.m.

Amtrak Senior Communications Officer Craig Schultz told The Columbia Paper this week that the employee was Minwella Kline, a signal helper, with Amtrak’s engineering group. Read more…

Hudson Police seek clues about early morning shooting

HUDSON—City Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred at 2:45 the morning of Saturday, October 25, between North First and North Second streets.

Officers, who were on Warren Street, about a block away, responded to a call of shots fired on First Street near the alley. As police were being dispatched, the victim called 911 reporting that he had been shot once. Read more…