Driver ticketed in pedestrian fatality
HALFMOON David Braley was driving along Route 4 in the town of Halfmoon early Sunday morning when police say he fell asleep at the wheel and hit and killed a pedestrian.
The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call at 3:26 a.m. saying a pedestrian had been hit near the Route 4 intersection of Willow Lane. Upon arrival, they found Dennis Doten, 48, of 66 West St., Mechanicville, dead of traumatic injuries to his head and body.
Braley, 28, of 144 Mechanic St., Mechanicville, was uninjured. Clifton Park/Halfmoon Emergency Management Services and the Halfmoon Fire Department also responded to the scene.
The Sheriff’s Department accident investigation team reconstructed the incident and issued Braley a ticket for failure to keep right.