The man accused of being behind the wheel in a drunken crash that injured two state troopers was due in court Friday, but that appearance has been waived.
State police say Christopher Neumann, of Castleton, was driving drunk on Interstate 90 early Sunday morning when he struck two troopers who were pulled over helping a car that had crashed.
The 26-year-old is facing several charges, including DWI and vehicular assault.
Police say the troopers were pulled over near Exit 8 in North Greenbush helping a car that had crashed into the median. They say Neumann first hit the trooper’s vehicle, then the two troopers and one of the tow truck operators.
The other tow truck operator also suffered an injury to the head.
The two troopers, Shane Swartz and Brent Karow, were taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK.
Trooper Karow is a 6-year veteran out of the Guilderland Barracks and Trooper Swartz is a 4-year veteran from the Brunswick Barracks. Both are 34 years old. The officers remain in serious, but stable condition.
Neumann was arraigned on the charges Sunday evening and was remanded to Rensselaer County Jail.