Driver in horrific Saugerties accident indicted on Felony charges

TO: MEDIA

FROM: CHIEF JOSEPH SINAGRA

DISTRICT ATTORNEY HOLLEY CARNRIGHT

DATE: January 31, 2019

RE: PRESS RELEASE – PEOPLE V. JOHN TYLER KUHN

On this date, John Tyler Kuhn was arraigned in Ulster County Court on an indictment charging him with Aggravated Vehicular Assault, two counts of Assault in the Second Degree and two counts of Driving While Intoxicated. Kuhn has been remanded to the Ulster County Jail.

Mr. Kuhn was indicted as the driver of a vehicle that, on January 6th, 2019, was involved in a one car accident which occurred on Route 32 in the town of Saugerties. The accident resulted in catastrophic injuries to two other passengers. A forth passenger was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.

The indictment alleges that Mr. Kuhn drove recklessly while intoxicated, and that his recklessness resulted in serious physical injury to two or more people.

The investigation was led by the Town of Saugerties Police Department with assistance from the New York State Police and the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.

The matter is next scheduled for appearances on February 21st, 2019 before Ulster County Court Judge Donald A. Williams.

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