Kingston Man Arrested After Fleeing Accident SceneJun 14th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
Deputies from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of Gerald Williams, 29, of Kingston. Williams was charged with the misdemeanors of Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Automobile Accident and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree. Williams was also issued traffic tickets for unlicensed operator and failure to yield right of way at a stop sign.
On June 12th, 2013 at approximately 5:49 PM, deputies came across a rollover motor vehicle accident on State Route 32 at the intersection of Dewitt Mills Rd. in the Town of Rosendale. The investigation revealed that the vehicle operated by Williams failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign on Dewitt Mills Rd. and collided with another vehicle operated by Darlene Karpel, 56, of Red Hook, NY who was traveling north on State Route 32. Karpel’s vehicle rolled over into a ditch on the shoulder of State Route 32 after the impact. Williams then fled the scene of the accident, but was later located in the City of Kingston.
Karpel was treated by EMS personnel on scene and was transported to Kingston Hospital with a possible leg injury.
Williams was processed and released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Rosendale Town Court on July 9th, 2013 at 6:30 PM.
Ulster County Deputies were assisted on scene and in their investigation by members of the Bloomington Fire Department, Mobile Life Support Ambulance, Rosendale Police Department, City of Kingston Police Department, and the New York State Police, Highland and Kingston barracks.