Deputies: Drunk driver didn’t know where he crashed his car

COLDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) – Deputies say a drunk driver couldn’t remember where he ran his car off the road, but knew he had hit a tree.

The sheriff’s office responded to Rt. 240 in the Town of Colden after receiving a report that Justin King had crashed his car and was attempting to walk back to Boston.

The 27-year-old man was found by deputies shortly after he was picked up by a vehicle. He allegedly told authorities he crashed his car, but couldn’t remember where his car was or where the accident happened, only that he hit a tree.

Deputies found his car on Rt. 240 at Gutekunst Road.

King was found to be intoxicated and a test reportedly revealed he had a BAC of .21 percent, which is nearly three times the legal limit. He is charged with aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and other traffic violations.

King was released to a third party and his vehicle was towed from the scene. He is due back in court at a later date. 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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