NY lawmaker blamed drunken-driving crash on wife, records show

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Court documents show a New York state Republican lawmaker charged with drunken driving blamed his wife for a New Year’s Eve crash.

The documents released Tuesday include a witness statement that accuses Brian M. Kolb of blaming the crash on his wife and saying, “You know how women drive.”

A separate court filing by an Ontario County sheriff's deputy shows that the former top Republican in the New York State Assembly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.16%, double the legal limit of .08% for driving.

Authorities said Kolb was behind the wheel when his state-issued 2018 GMC Acadia slid off a driveway and down an embankment near his home.

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