Oswego man charged with DWAI-drugs in Kirkville

Sullivan based State Police charged an Oswego man with DWAI-drugs after his vehicle was observed stuck in a ditch by a passing trooper Thursday evening in Kirkville.

At approximately 9 p.m. on February 16, Trooper Steven Fountain was patrolling on Bridgeport – Kirkville Road in the town of Sullivan when he observed a 2001 Ford Expedition stuck in a ditch along the west side of the roadway.

Trooper Fountain stopped and interviewed the driver, Gary E. Bloss, 33, of Oswego, and observed that Bloss appeared very paranoid and confused and claimed to be seeing people in the back seat of his vehicle that weren’t actually there.

Trooper Fountain was eventually able to determine that Bloss may have consumed a quantity of the drug Ecstasy earlier in the evening.

Sobriety tests indicated that Bloss’ motor coordination was severely impaired and he was taken into custody.

A DMV check revealed that Bloss’ driver’s license had been previously revoked.

Bloss was evaluated by a drug recognition expert at the Oneida State Police barracks and charged with DWAI-Drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd degree and other traffic charges.

Bloss is scheduled to appear in the Town of Sullivan Court on February 28.