A Sag Harbor man has admitted to driving drunk in a head-on crash that seriously a woman and her 6-year-old son in East Hampton seven months ago.

William Hurley pleaded guilty Tuesday at Suffolk County court to vehicular assault, assault, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

Prosecutors said the 60-year-old was driving his Toyota pickup truck on Route 114 when he swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with a BMW in July.

The other driver, 53-year-old Elizabeth Krimendahl of New York City, suffered a leg injury and her son was hospitalized with skull injury.

Hurley told police that he drank two vodka and grapefruit juice drinks that he reportedly described as “strong ones.”

He said he thought he fell asleep at the wheel, according to authorities. He was found the have a blood alcohol content of 0.14 percent.

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Judge Fernando Camacho is expected to sentence Hurley to two years in prison and two years of post-release supervision.


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