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Defense wants new location for trial in crash that killed two on Northway

Dennis Drue is led into the Saratoga County Courthouse in Ballston Spa by New York State Police on Monday, January 7, 2012 to answer charges filed in a deadly Northway crash that killed two students.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Dennis Drue is led into the Saratoga County Courthouse in Ballston Spa by New York State Police on Monday, January 7, 2012 to answer charges filed in a deadly Northway crash that killed two students.
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Dennis Drue’s lawyer is requesting his trial be taken out of Saratoga County, claiming the publicity surrounding the accident he is accused of causing and the resulting deaths of two popular Shenedehowa students will bias prospective jurors. Defense attorney Steve Coffey believes the tragic Dec. 1 Northway crash resonated throughout the county and touched the lives of many. He says the breadth of the tragedy and the publicity surrounding it will taint any jury pool ...

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