WNYT: Albany police officer under arrest for DWI (Feb 17 2013)
An Albany police officer is facing DWI charges after police say he crashed into a row of parked cars in the area of South Main and Bancker Street Sunday morning. Officials say Max Etienne, a 10 year veteran of the department, was found near the accident scene driving a dark colored SUV with damage to the front end. Etienne was arrested for DWI, and cited for Unsafe Lane Movement and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test.
At about 5:03am Sunday morning Police responded to a car accident near South Main Ave & Bancker St. The caller stated that a dark colored SUV had crashed into a row of parked cars on South Main Ave and possibly fled the scene. Officers located a dark colored SUV with front end damage near the accident scene. The driver, Max Etienne, an Albany Police officer, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and cited for Unsafe Lane Movement and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test. Additionally, he refused to submit to a chemical test.