Cortland Police Officer Charged With D-W-I Following a One Car Crash Sunday Night
A Cortland City Police officer is facing D-W-I and other charges after crashing his personal vehicle into home on West Main Street Sunday night.
City Police Lt. David Guerrera says last night around 10 o’clock City Police Officers responded to a one car crash near the intersection of Floral Avenue and West Main Street.
Police 28 year old Patrick O’Donnell of 4 Parker Avenue was driving his 2008 Nissan Sentra northbound on Floral Avenue, he apparently failed to stop at the intersection of West Main Street, and drove onto the property of 70 and 72 West Main Street. O’Donnell’s car hit an unoccupied Mercury Marquis that was parked in the driveway of 70 West Main Street, he also hit a wooden stockade fence, bushes and shrubbery; the car came to rest against an enclosed porch at 72 West Main Street.
Both vehicles sustained significant damage and were towed from the scene. The porch sustained minor damage.
O’ Donnell was the only person in the car, he sustained a minor abrasion to his head.
O’Donnell was charged with misdemeanor counts of D-W-I and driving with a blood alcohol content over .08, he was also issued traffic tickets speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign, and unregistered motor vehicle.
O’Donnell was arraigned in Cortland City Court and released on his own recognizance; he is due back in court on March 29th.
O’Donnell is a five year veteran of the Cortland City Police Department, City Police refused to say if he has been suspended or if he faces any sanctions as a result of his arrest.