Deputies: Victor man on drugs fled cops in car, crashed into own front yard
VICTOR, N.Y. (WHAM) - A Victor man is facing DWI charges after deputies say he attempted to flee from police after failing to pull over, causing him to hit a tree on Dryer Road in Victor.
According to the Ontario County Sheriff's Office, a deputy attempted to pull over a car being driven by 53-year-old Everett Zuhlsdorf for speeding on Cork Road just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Zuhlsdorf allegedly did not pull over, and attempted to evade the deputy by turning the car's lights on and off several times.
He then allegedly pulled into his driveway on Dryer Road and turned off the car's lights. He then failed to negotiate a turn in his driveway and collided head-on with a tree.
Two other men were in the car with Zuhlsdorf - 40-year-old Thomas Earle of Medina and 47-year-old William Guest of Victor.
Zuhlsdorf and Guest were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. They were later released.
Earle was treated at the scene.
Zuhlsdorf was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, ulawful fleeing of a police officer, two counts of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana.
The drug possession charges were a result of deputies finding crack cocaine, morphine and marijuana were found in Zuhlsdorf's possession.
He was also issued 10 other traffic tickets in regards to his driving prior to the crash.
Earle and Guest were also charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for having crack cocaine on them.
All three were issued appearance tickets and will appear in Victor Town Court at a later time.