A Johnson City man is accused of driving while he was under the influence of drugs after Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a complaint about a wrong-way driver on Interstate 81.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)


Authorities say they were called at 12:20 a.m. August 4 about a driver going north in the southbound lane of the interstate in the Town of Cortlandville.    

Authorities say they stopped 36-year-old Richard DiPaolo in the area and determined the driver was under the influence. 

DiPeolo is charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs, refusing to take a breath test and driving the wrong way. 

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He’s been ordered to appear in Cortlandville Court at a later date. 

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