Police say a man concocted a story about his vehicle being stolen after he was involved in a crash.

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According to the Tioga County Sheriff's Office, 37-year-old Richard Tennant of Front Street, Owego, was arrested around 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Investigators say Tennant falsely reported a vehicle theft following a crash on Honeypot Road in the Town of Candor.

Tennant was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal of a pre-screen test and leaving the scene of a property damage motor vehicle accident. He also was charged with false report of an incident, speed unreasonable for hazards and unsafe lane change.

Tennat was ordered to appear in Candor town court on June 5.

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