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Man arrested for DWI after Clarendon crash

Posted 20 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, NY State Police

CLARENDON – William O. Kuyal, 54, was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated, failure to yield and failure to stop at a stop sign after a car accident on Route 237 and Powerline Road. Additional charges are pending.

Kuyal, with passenger Dudley C. Kuyal, was westbound on Powerline Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Route 237 in the Town of Clarendon. A vehicle driven by Julie M. Smith, with passenger Sofia M. Smith, was northbound on Route 237 when it was struck by Kuyal.

Julie M. Smith suffered a broken left wrist and Sofia M. Smith suffered a possible broken left ankle. Both were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Dudley C. Kuyal suffered multiple fractures and extensive injuries to his abdomen and is currently in guarded condition at Strong.

William O. Kuyal, who refused to submit to a chemical test, was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and treated for broken ribs.

The Orleans County District Attorney’s office requested a court order chemical test (blood drawn) that was granted by the Clarendon Town Court. Kuyal is scheduled to appear in court on July 14.