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.


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