Police: Saugerties man was drunk and lying down on Rt. 212 when struck by car

Last Saturday night at 11:27 p.m., Saugerties Police responded to a 911 for a pedestrian and motor vehicle accident near 1358 Rt. 212 in the town of Saugerties.

Responding officers established that Anthony Koeppen, 25, of Rt. 212, was lying in the roadway and was intoxicated when struck by a motor vehicle driven by Mitchell Vinicor, 67, of Bearsville. Koeppen sustained a broken leg as a result.

Koeppen was treated at the scene by paramedics and then transported to Kingston Hospital by Diaz Ambulance. Several witnesses also observed Koeppen lying in the middle of the road at the time of the accident. Koeppen told officers that he was tired and decided to lay down to rest for a while before going home. Koeppen is being charged by Saugerties Police with disorderly conduct .