New Berlin Man Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter in Death of Bicyclist
Chenango County Sheriff's officials say one man is dead while another is charged with vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving in connection with a car/bicycle collision early October 19.
Investigators say 49-year-old Allen Emrich of New Berlin was driving west on State Route 80 in the Town of Columbus at 12:24 a.m. when his vehicle hit 30-year-old Martin Logston, who was riding a bicycle in the westbound lane.
Logsdon was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sheriff's officials say, upon investigation, it was determined Emrich was driving with a blood alcohol content at more than .08% while a child was in the vehicle.
In addition to felony vehicular manslaughter, Emrich is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the car, one count of driving while intoxicated, one count of driving with a blood alcohol content of more than .08% and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
He was sent to the Chenango County Jail on $2,500 jail.
The Sheriff's Office says the investigation is continuing.