Driver extricated, charged with DWI after one-car crash

SARANAC LAKE – A Jeffersonville man was allegedly driving drunk when he crashed his car just outside the village Wednesday night and had to be extricated from the vehicle.

Ray Brook-based state police said Ryan Reinshagen, 20, was traveling west on state Route 86, about a mile past Adirondack Medical Center, in a 2005 Ford Focus when he lost control of the vehicle. The car exited the roadway, overturned and came to rest in the westbound lane, police said.

“When the troopers got there, they said he was still strapped in by his seatbelt and hanging upside down,” a state police spokesperson told the Enterprise.

Saranac Lake firefighters responded to the call at 10:39 p.m. with seven members and one truck. They helped to extricate Reinshagen from the vehicle.

Police didn’t have any information on any injuries Reinshagen may have suffered in the crash, but he was taken to the hospital by the Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad. He was treated and released, Adirondack Health spokesman Joe Riccio said this morning.

Police have charged Reinshagen with driving while intoxicated and several traffic infractions. He’s scheduled to appear in town of Harrietstown court on Wednesday.

Saranac Lake firefighters returned to their fire station just before midnight.