An off-duty Delaware County correction’s officer was charged with drunk driving Wednesday after his vehicle struck a utility pole and overturned in the Town of Andes.
Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies and emergency responders were called to the wreck at 1:30 a.m. on County Highway 1.
Nathan P. Weaver, 39, of Andes, had fallen asleep while driving south, deputies said, then he crossed into the northbound lane before leaving the roadway and colliding with a utility pole and gas pump at the Tremperskill Country Store. The vehicle overturned on its side.
The Andes Fire Department and Emergency Squad was also called to the wreck.
According to deputies, Weaver was off-duty as a corrections officer and allegedly intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Delaware County Undersheriff Craig DuMond said Weaver was suspended without pay, pending further disciplinary action.
“Sheriff (Thomas) Mills and I take these matters very seriously and do not condone or tolerate this conduct whatsoever,” DuMond said in a statement Wednesday.
Weaver was charged with misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or greater, along with a failure to keep right traffic violation. He was ticketed to appear in Andes Town Court.
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