WATERFORD, N.Y. - Police in Waterford have arrested a man for allegedly driving while intoxicated after he drove his car down railroad tracks and it became stuck.
Police say officers responded to a call for a vehicle on the railroad tracks in the rear of McDonalds on Saratoga Avenue Saturday around 4 a.m. Upon arrival police found that the car had been driven off Clifton Street northbound on the tracks where it eventually became disabled.
The driver of the car, 22-year-old Kevin Terry of Waterford, was located on 1st Avenue with family members and told police that he drove the car down the tracks and that he was "just being an idiot."
Police shut down the railway while the vehicle was being removed. The railway was reopened after the track was inspected for damage.
Terry was charged with Obstructing a
Railroad Crossing, Driving on the shoulder, Reckless Driving, Driving While Intoxicated, and Trespass.