GUILDERLAND — An Altamont man who was arrested for drunk driving in December pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, a Class D felony, in Albany County Court on Tuesday.
On Dec. 15, Elijah Turner, 29, was observed speeding on Western Avenue, and, when an officer tried to initiate a traffic stop, Turner turned into a nearby golf course, eventually leaving his car and fleeing into the woods, according to a press release from District Attorney David Soares’s office.
Turner was found a short distance from his car and showed multiple signs of intoxication; he refused to submit to a breath test, and a check showed he was on probation for driving while intoxicated in 2008.
Turner will be sentenced on Feb. 16, and faces one to four years in state prison.
Assistant District Attorney Matthew Peluso of the Vehicular Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.
— Anne Hayden