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UPDATE: Trooper who left Fulton County scene after his vehicle ran over man arrested, suspended

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The trooper who left the body of a Northville man lying on a rural road early Sunday morning was suspended today by state police and charged with a felony. Trooper Brian Beardsley, 32, of Amsterdam, was charged with a single count of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said Beardsley was arraigned before Broadalbin town Justice Joseph W. Gilston Sr. and released after posting $10,000 bail. Sheriff’s investigators ...

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May 24, 2011
6:51 p.m.

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What a contrast between the sensationalism and blame-the -victim reporting of this story by another local paper and the straight up and factual reporting of the Gazette. Good Job Gazette!

May 24, 2011
8:28 p.m.

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I agree RKrough, the other newspapers were trying to put the blame on chad. This guy makes a living arresting people for DWI and making sure that they don't drive again, and than ends up drinking and Driving and running a guy over that is trying to stay out of trouble by walking home. I believe we could all say that this is a bit Ironic and a lot Hypocritical. I commend the Gazette for this in depth report. What i would like to know is how long after the accident did they administer the Breathalyzer?