Contact Us

Dennis Drue Pleads Guilty To 58 Counts In Crash That Killed 2 Shen Students

Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office

Dennis Drue pleaded guilty this morning to the 58 counts against him in Saratoga County Court in connection with the Northway crash that killed two Shen seniors last year.

Drue also waived his right to appeal with the plea deal.

Drue will be sentenced on Dec. 5 and is expected to serve five to 15 years in prison with three years use of an ignition interlock device after that.

The judge overseeing the plea is allowing Drue to remain a free man against the request of the DA who asked that he be remanded today. The Saratoga County DA also asked for more prison time, but the judge denied that request for the moment.

When Drue is sentenced it will be well over a year since the December 1, 2012 accident. Earlier this month, the judge said he would allow Drue’s statements at the scene of the accident to stand in trial, which included, “Oh, I love my car, my poor car,” when speaking with a trooper.

Drue claimed he hit black ice on the Northway and lost control of his car. Shenendehowa High School seniors Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers were killed in the accident while Matt Hardy and Shaker High School student Baily Wind were greatly injured in the crash.

When he was arrested in January of this year, Drue commented that:

This is bulls***. Those kids slammed on their brakes. This is just an accident, nothing more. You just need somebody to parade around for their deaths.

Members of the families of the victims were in court Friday wearing green and white Shenendehowa football shirts to show support of the victims.

We will have more on this story as it becomes available.

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rock-A-Holics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rock-A-Holics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.