The driver of a car found in a ditch in Windsor was arrested after he allegedly tried to ingest drugs discovered by sheriff's deputies.

Authorities say 27-year-old Ridge McCollum of Whitney Point was charged with tampering with physical evidence, a felony.

According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, McCollum was in the driver's seat of a Cadillac that went off Trim Street early Saturday.

Deputies found a white powdery substance that tested positive for the presence of cocaine. During the investigation, McCollum allegedly placed the material in his mouth and chewed it.

In addition to the felony count, McCollum was charged with DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance and obstructing governmental administration.

WNBF News Radio 1290 AM & 92.1 FM logo
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph:

For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.


READ MORE: 25 Companies You Might Not Know Are Owned by Disney


More From WNBF News Radio 1290 AM & 92.1 FM