Tully Man Facing Charges After Crashing Through Gated State Land in Truxton
A Tully man is facing D-W-I and other charges after going on a drunken rampage with his truck on state land in the Town of Truxton.
State Police have charged 41 year old James E. Hobart of Tully with driving while intoxicated with a reportable BAC result of .17%, criminal trespass in the 3rd, criminal mischief inthe 3rd and resisting arrest.
Last night around 7 o'clock, the Cortland County 911 Center received a report of a pickup truck that had crashed through a gated trail at the Tinker Falls State Park off of State Route 91 in Truxton.
Troopers say Hobart was drunk and nearly hit two hikers on the trail. With the aid of Onondaga County Sheriff helicopter Hobart's truck was observed stuck in the mud about two and a half miles up the trail.
Troopers say Hobart refused to exit his truck and struggled with officers.
Hobart was arraigned in Homer Town Court and remanded to the Cortland County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 property bond.
Troopers from Lafayette, Deputies with the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department, NYS Forest Rangers, and Truxton Fire Department also responded to the scene.
No word on what prompted Hobart to drive onto the trail.