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State Prison Sentence for Passed Out Intoxicated Driver

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

March 5, 2019



  State Prison Sentence for Passed Out

 Intoxicated Driver


ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that CRAIG OROSZI, 46, of, Selkirk, NY, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in State Prison, before the Honorable Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court this morning.

OROSZI will also be subject to a license revocation for a minimum of 18 months subject to the determinations of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, and the installation of an ignition interlock device for 3 years upon release.

On November 13, 2018, OROSZI pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Driving While Intoxicated, a Class D Felony, with the possibility of facing a maximum of 7 years in State Prison.

On July 4, 2018, at approximately 5:00 P.M., officers of the New York State Police responded to a call on Route 7 in the Town of Colonie for a disabled vehicle.  Upon arrival, troopers discovered OROSZI to be in the driver’s seat passed out with the keys in the ignition and the car engine running. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol and urine coming from OROSZI and woke him up.  OROSZI told officers he had been drinking and was on his way home.  OROSZI failed standardized field sobriety tests while at the scene, and later refused chemical testing at the station.

This is OROSZI’S fourth alcohol related conviction.   Two of his prior convictions were for aggravated DWI where he had a blood alcohol content level of .18 percent or greater.

Vehicular Crimes Bureau Chief Mary Tanner-Richter handled the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh (518) 275-4710.