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Man faces 5 charges plus violations after allegedly driving into a Chatham home

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CHATHAM, N.Y. – One man was arrested for DWI after he allegedly drove into a home.

State Police in New Lebanon say they responded to a call for a pickup truck which crashed into a resident on Railroad Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

As Troopers arrived they found he driver was attempting to flee the scene.  However, he was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.

According to authorities, Louis VanAlstyne Jr., 46, has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Take Breath Test, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent, Failure to Keep Right and multiple other vehicle and traffic law violations.

VanAlstyne was uninjured and refused medical attention at the scene of the accident.

State Police say no one was home at the time of the accident. 

The man was arraigned in the Town of Ghent Court and was remanded to Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5000.00 cash or $10,000 bond.

VanAlstyne will be back in the Village of Chatham Court on October 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

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