Man Arrested For DWI After Running Over Pedestrian At Unadilla Motocross

By: Shawn Magrath

COLUMBUS – New York State Police arrested a Utica man on Friday following investigation of a crash that seriously injured a pedestrian on State Route 8 in the Town of Columbus.

Troopers arrested 31-year-old Edward D. Burnett for two felony charges of driving while ability impaired with a child 15 or under as the passenger, and a single felony charge of vehicular assault in the second degree.

Burnett is accused of hitting and seriously injuring a 20-year-old South Carolina male shortly before 9 p.m. Friday at the Unadilla Motocross event.

Troopers say they located the victim on the shoulder of State Route 8. An off-duty Sidney Police Officer was on scene tending to the victim and troopers assisted with first aid until paramedics arrived.



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