BALLSTON SPA — A Saratoga Springs man has admitted to driving with a blood alcohol concentration four times the legal limit and striking a jogger, which seriously injured the man.

Patrick F. Phelan, 53, pleaded guilty in Saratoga County Court to felony aggravated vehicular assault and misdemeanor second-degree reckless endangerment.

Phelan was traveling on Ballston Avenue on Nov. 15, when he swerved out of travel lane and struck 72-year-old Andrew Fincke on the east shoulder. Fincke was transported to Albany Medical Center with head trauma and severe injuries to his legs and torso as a result of the crash.

Phelan, a Lyft driver, had been drinking alcohol into the early morning hours of Nov. 15. He then left his residence and began picking up passengers in his red 2019 Jeep Renegade.

He had picked up a female passenger in the town of Milton just before 9 a.m. and then drove into Saratoga Springs, according to a news release from the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office.

Eyewitnesses told authorities that Phelan did not brake or attempt to avoid the crash. He left the scene, but a witness was able to take down his license information and a description of his vehicle.

Patrolman Zachary Ferris saw his vehicle had heavy front-end damage and a smashed front windshield and, after a brief pursuit, stopped the vehicle on Marion Avenue.

A chemical test revealed that Phelan had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.33%. The threshold for intoxication in New York is 0.08%.

Phelan is expected to receive 3 to 9 years in state prison when sentenced on June 24 at 1:30 p.m. His driver’s license will be revoked.

Assistant District Attorney Shawn Lescault prosecuted the case.

Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Hagen said Phelan’s decision to get behind the wheel of a car demonstrated a disregard for the safety of others.

“It is especially egregious that he was also driving with a BAC of 0.33 while actively working as a vehicle for hire,” she said in a news release. “His reckless and selfish actions have forever impacted the life of Mr. Fincke, as well as a young Lyft passenger who was trapped (in) the defendant’s vehicle as he fled the scene.”

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