Tioga County Man Charged Following Crash
A 34-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly tried to drive away from the scene of a crash in Tioga County.
Authorities say Thomas Stevens of Richford was charged with felony driving while intoxicated following the incident on Route 79 in the Town of Richford.
According to state police, a trooper was sent to the scene of a reported crash on Monday afternoon.
An investigation indicated the vehicle driven by Stevens had struck two large boulders as he tried to leave the parking lot of a Mirabito convenience store. Police say he tried to drive away but the vehicle came to a stop because of a broken axle.
In addition to the DWI count, Stevens was charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Police say the DWI charge was a felony because Stevens had a prior conviction within the past decade. Authorities say he refused to submit to a blood alcohol test.
Stevens was arraigned in Richford town court. He was sent to Tioga County Jail on $5,000 bail.
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