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Police: Driver was drunk in Route 7 Niskayuna crash

By Steven Cook Daily Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The motorist who slammed into a man operating a tractor on Route 7 on Wednesday evening was drunk at the time of the crash, according to police. Cindy A. Peppin, 58, of Central Avenue in Albany,…



DWI increases during the holiday season, between mid-December and New Year's Day. Photo illustration by Rebecca Isenhart.

Police on the lookout as DWI season hits peak

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — When Lt. Michael Stevens of the Niskayuna Police Department used to patrol for intoxicated drivers, he always knew he’d find at least a few offenders on the road. “I would stop anything and…