Acting Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
On October 20, 2020 just before 8:00 a.m. State Police responded to the area of Grooms Road in Halfmoon for a personal injury auto accident. Sarah Zimmerman, 24 of Colonie was operating her vehicle, when she left her lane of travel, crossing the center line into the opposite lane and colliding head on with Paula Wait, 47 of Clifton Park. Wait was pinned in her vehicle as a result of the accident and had to be extricated.
Upon interviewing Zimmerman, the Trooper observed multiple signs of intoxication. The Trooper performed partial Standardized Field Sobriety tests due to Zimmerman’s injuries. Both Zimmerman and Wait were transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment. Wait has serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Zimmerman was arrested on October 23, 2020 for Vehicular Assault, 2nd degree (a class E felony) and Driving While Intoxicated (a misdemeanor). She was virtually arraigned in the City of Saratoga Springs Court and was released. Zimmerman is scheduled to appear in the Town of Halfmoon Court on November 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.