A 32-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested on Saturday, July 9 after he drunkenly drove his car into an occupied tent at a Ukrainian summer camp in the Ulster County town of Wawarsing and then threatened to use a firearm, police say.
Yuriy Plesnik of Stoughton, Massachusetts was reportedly “doing donuts”—driving his car in tight circles—at the Oselia CYM Ukrainian Camp in the village of Ellenville around 9:55 p.m. on Saturday when he drove into another camper’s campsite and hit a tent, according to a press release issued by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office.
The tent was occupied when Plesnik hit it, police say. In an altercation that followed the crash, Plesnik threatened to use a gun, according to the press release.
Plesnik’s blood alcohol content was measured at more than .18 percent when he was arrested, police say.
Plesnik was charged with felony first degree reckless endangerment, misdemeanor reckless endangerment of property, misdemeanor aggravated driving while intoxicated and harassment, a second-degree violation, according to the press release.
Plesnik was arraigned in the town of Rochester Court and was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, police say.