ULSTER, N.Y. (AP) - State police say quick action by two troopers saved the life of a Hudson Valley man who collapsed after being pulled over.
Authorities say the 55-year-old Kingston man was driving on state Route 209 in the town of Ulster on Thursday when Trooper Thomas Farrell pulled him over for a traffic violation. The trooper suspected the man had been drinking and told him to step out of the vehicle.
The driver collapsed while talking to the trooper and stopped breathing. Farrell retrieved the automatic external defibrillator from his patrol car and with the help of Sgt. Edward McKenna, started CPR and applied the defibrillator.
Their efforts restored the man's pulse and breathing. He's listed in stable condition Friday at the Kingston hospital.
Troopers charged the man with driving while intoxicated.