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DA: Suspect arraigned on Albany hit-and-run charges


ALBANY, N.Y. - A 19-year-old Delmar man was arraigned Wednesday for charges in an alleged fatal hit-and-run crash he caused in February.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares says that 19-year-old Ian Eckardt-Rigberg was arraigned on one count of Manslaughter, one count of Criminally Negligent Homicide, one count of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting as a Felony, one count of Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 1st-degree, one count Reckless Driving, one count Reckless Endangerment 2nd-degree, one count of Falsely Reporting an Incident 3rd-degree, as well as numerous traffic violations.

The indictment alleges that on February 25th, Eckardt-Rigberg failed to stop his motor vehicle after being directed to do so by a marked police car on I-90 in Albany. When driving from the officer, police say he ran a red light and struck another person, killing them. He then allegedly failed to stop.

Police say he then drove to the Bethlehem Police Department where he is alleged to have falsely reported being involved in various property damage accidents in the Town of Bethlehem.

It is also alleged that Eckardt-Rigberg was driving his car in violation of restrictions on his license at the time.

He turned himself in to police in a few days later, and posted $75,000 bail.

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