Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy takes questions after Dennis Drue was arraigned in a county court.
Photo by Marci Revette.
continued The entire grand jury indictment against Drue, which was unsealed during the arraignment, includes 20 counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, four counts of first-degree vehicular manslaughter, two counts of second-degree manslaughter, four counts of first-degree vehicular assault, eight counts of second-degree vehicular manslaughter, four counts of aggravated vehicular assault, two counts of second-degree assault, eight counts of second-degree vehicular assault, second-degree criminal using of drug paraphernalia, driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs or of alcohol, driving while ability impaired by drugs, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Drue’s driving record contains more than 22 violations since 2008, including multiple speeding charges, failure to stop at a stop sign, operating an uninspected motor vehicle, talking on a cell phone while driving, obstructed view, not having safety glass and having tinted windows. He was also convicted of marijuana possession and was also involved in four accidents, including one hit and run.
If convicted of all charges, Drue faces up to 25 years in prison. Scarano adjourned the case for 45 days for examination of evidence. No future court date has been set.