29 June 2022
Major Scott D. Field
Troop T Commander


Coeymans, NY – On June 27, 2022, at approximately 6:15 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Coeymans for a vehicle and traffic violation.  The driver of the vehicle, Derrick Hill, 50, of Schenectady, NY, was found to be impaired by drugs while traveling with a 3-year-old child and had a revoked driver’s license.  The child was turned over to a sober third party at the scene.  Hill was taken into custody, transported, and processed at SP Albany, where he refused to submit to a drug recognition evaluation and refused to submit to a blood test to determine the alcohol and/or drug content of his blood.  He was subsequently charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child in the Vehicle; a Class E Felony, Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Endangering the Welfare of a Child; a both Misdemeanors.

Hill was arraigned before the Town of Westerlo Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail due to having four prior felony convictions.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled in the Town of Coeymans Court on June 30, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.       


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