Man injured in crash was allegedly drunk

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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