Jury deliberations begin in deadly Wilton DWI trial
A Saratoga County jury began deliberating the fate of accused murderer Justin Rodriguez on Tuesday afternoon.
Rodriguez is accused of driving while drunk and under the influence of cocaine and marijuana when he crashed his truck into tow truck operator Alex Bleickhardt, who was helping a broken-down truck along the Northway in Wilton.
Rodriguez has three prior DWI convictions, and prosecutors told the jury that his actions on the night of September 15 showed that he had “‘depraved indifference to human life.” He had a .26 BAC, investigators said. That’s more than three times the legal limit.
Rodriguez faces p to 25 years to life in prison, if he’s convicted.