UPDATE: Sheriff’s deputy seriously injured in a head-on collision

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UPDATE (02/04/2019 12:00 p.m.) – Deputy Kristy Botsford’s condition has been upgraded to ‘good.’ She is resting comfortably and has begun occupational therapy.

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UPDATE (02/04/2019 9:30 a.m.) – As a result of the motor vehicle accident involving a Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy, Daniel Butash, 34, of Endicott with the following charges:

  • DWI
  • Vehicular Assault in the second degree (E Felony)
  • Assault in the 2nd degree (D Felony).

More charges may be filed pending the results of chemical testing and further court action.

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A Broome County Sheriff’s deputy was seriously injured in a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver.

32 year-old deputy Kristy Botsford has a fractured femur after her Ford Explorer patrol car was hit head on by a Tesla shortly after 1 a.m. on Route 17 in Vestal. 

Police say the Tesla, driven by Daniel Butash, had been stopped along the shoulder, pointed in the wrong direction, but then took off when police cars responded.

Butash then allegedly slammed into Botsford’s on-coming car.

Emergency responders had to use the “jaws of life” to remove Botsford from the vehicle.

Butash was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. 

Police say Butash showed signs of intoxication and charges are pending.

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