Major Richard J. O’Brien
Troop G Commander
State Police are currently investigating an early morning motor vehicle crash in Saratoga Springs.
At approximately 12:50 a.m. on June 8, 2022, troopers observed a speeding vehicle traveling northbound on State Route 9 in the town of Malta. The patrol activated their emergency lights and attempted to initiate a traffic stop of the 2018 Subaru WRX. The driver of the vehicle did not stop and instead accelerated towards the city of Saratoga Springs. A brief pursuit was initiated but was terminated by the patrol due to weather conditions, the high rate of speed of the vehicle, and the close proximity of the city of Saratoga Springs. Shortly after the pursuit was terminated, the patrol located the suspect vehicle which had crashed in front of 125 South Broadway in the city of Saratoga Springs.
The operator of the vehicle, 31-year-old Luke Benoit of Portsmouth, RI, was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Albany Medical Center where he is in stable condition. He has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
The crash remains under investigation.