Man injured in crash was allegedly drunk

robert beck

State Police say a Dunkirk man who crashed his vehicle into a snow embankment was intoxicated.

Troopers were called to State Route 20 in the Town of Pomfret around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning for a one-vehicle accident. Police say 49-year-old Robert Beck III of Dunkirk struck a sign post with his vehicle before crashing into a snow embankment.

Authorities say Beck was injured as well as intoxicated. He was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital for treatment and later released.

Beck is facing charges of DWI and speed not reasonable and prudent.

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