CLAY, NY – Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that deputies have arrested a Fulton man for Driving While his Ability was Impaired by Drugs following a crash in the Town of Clay.
At about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, Kevin Lagray, 30, of Fulton, was operating a Chevrolet Cavalier north on Route 481, just north of the Caughdenoy Road Exit.
A witness observed Lagray’s vehicle swerve from the right lane of traffic into the left lane and then into the median.
The vehicle then swerved back across both lanes and into the woods off of the right side of the roadway, deputies reported.
Lagray drove through the woods for approximately 40 yards until his vehicle came to rest after striking a tree, according to the report.
Members of the Clay Fire Department extricated Lagray out of the vehicle and NAVAC ambulance transported
him to Upstate University Hospital.
Lagray’s injuries appeared to be minor and non-life threatening, deputies said.
The Chevrolet’s driver’s side airbag deployed as a result of the crash.
Deputy Matthew Crowley will determine if Lagray was wearing his seatbelt.
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Traffic and Accident Control Team member Joseph Strom’s investigation
revealed that Lagray was operating his vehicle allegedly while impaired by heroin.
Lagray was arrested by Deputy Strom at Upstate University Hospital for the misdemeanor of DWAI Drugs.