Balicki pleads guilty to vehicular assault in Guilderland

ALBANY COUNTY — Justin Balicki, 26, of Albany, pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular assault, a felony, for a car crash in Guilderland in May.

He appeared before Judge William A. Carter in Albany County Court on Thursday morning.

While driving on Johnston Road on May 25, Balicki struck another vehicle head-on, giving the driver a broken elbow, wrist, clavicle, and foot, according to a release from the Albany County District Attorney’s Office; Balicki had a blood alcohol content of .26 percent at the time of the crash.

When he is sentenced on Oct. 3, Balicki faces two-and-a-third to seven years in state prison. He may lose his driver’s license, to be determined by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. And, after release from prison, Balicki will have an ignition-interlock device installed in his car for up to three years. He will also have to attend a Victim Impact Panel and an Impaired Driver Program and pay a fine.

Assistant District Attorney Collin D’Arcy of the Vehicular Crimes Unit is handling the prosecution of this case.

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