OTSEGO –Eric Slater, 47, Cooperstown, was charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment for striking an employee of the Mosa Northern Transfer Station on Route 28 in the Town of Otsego, on Monday, Nov. 30.
An investigation by New York State Police at Richfield Springs determined that while approaching the main entrance to the transfer station, at the end of work hours, Slater become irate when he observed an employee trying to close and padlock the front gate. After an altercation with the employee he continued to drive forward and struck the unlocked gate and employee as he drove on. Slater did drop off waste and pay for it before leaving. No one was injured during this crime.
Slater was issued a ticket returnable to the Town of Otsego court on December 17.