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Driver Pleads Guilty in Guilderland Vehicular Assault Case

August 08, 2019

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

August 08, 2019



 Driver Pleads Guilty in Guilderland 

Vehicular Assault Case


ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that JUSTIN BALICKI, 26, of Albany, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Vehicular Assault in the First Degree, a Class D Felony, before the Honorable William A. Carter in Albany County Court this morning.

On May 25, 2019, while traveling on Johnston Road in the Town of Guilderland, BALICKI did operate a vehicle in a manner that caused serious physical injury to another person. Specifically, on the above stated date and location, BALICKI did strike another vehicle head-on causing the person in the other vehicle to sustain a broken elbow, wrist, clavicle, and foot. The victim was treated for their injuries. At the time of this incident, BALICKI was operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .26%.

BALICKI faces 2 1/3 to 7 years in State Prison when sentenced on October 3, 2019. Additionally, BALICKI will be subject to license revocation subject to the determinations of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, the installation of an ignition interlock device for 3 years upon release, as well as attending a Victim Impact Panel, Impaired Driver Program and a fine.

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

For more information please contact Nicole Duran (518) 275-4707.


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