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State Police investigator charged in Trenton drunk driving crash


Authorities say a veteran state police investigator has been arrested on drunken driving charges after the off-duty crash of his vehicle on a central New York road last weekend.


State police say 36-year-old Richard Mody (MOH'-dee) of Utica remains hospitalized Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where he has been treated for non-life-threatening injuries since Saturday's early morning crash.


Trooper Jack Keller says Mody was driving his personal car around 2:30 a.m. when he struck a guiderail then a culvert in the Oneida County town of Trenton, north of Utica.


Keller says Mody was charged with driving while intoxicated.


Mody is a 15-year state police veteran assigned to the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona. Keller says he's suspended without pay.


Keller didn't know if Mody had a lawyer.

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