Police: Bindo Acharya charged with DWI in wrong-way Southern State Parkway crash

State police say they received a call about a driver heading the wrong way near exit 20 at around 4:25 a.m. (3/30/14)

WOODBURY - Police say a man has been arrested on DWI and other charges after a wrong-way crash on the Southern State Parkway early this morning.

State police say they received a call about a driver heading the wrong way near exit 20 at around 4:25 a.m.

Police say a white Chevrolet driven by 27-year-old Bindo Acharya crashed into a gray Lexus. The driver and passenger of the Lexus were taken to Mercy Hospital for injuries to their legs and face, police say.

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Troopers stay Acharya was acting erratically, had blood-shot eyes and impaired speech, and smelled strongly of alcohol. He refused to provide a breath sample.

Acharya is facing charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and other vehicle and traffic charges.

The identities of the victims in the Lexus were not released.

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