Stilson Faces Felonies, OPD Reports
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – “In extreme pain,” Shawn N. Stilson, 27, Oneonta, walked into the police station at 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning, bleeding from multiple cuts and complaining of pain, according to Oneonta Police Chief Doug Brenner.
“He told police he had crashed his car and been ejected,” said Brenner.
Officers investigated and found Stilson’s car had broken through the fence at the Main Street viaduct and crashed onto the railroad tracks below.
According to Brenner, Stilson told police he was fleeing a domestic disturbance when he drove his Ford Escape the wrong way down one-way Fairview Street, across Main Street and through the fence. The car was heavily damaged and Stilson was transported to Bassett Hospital after he complained of “extreme pain.”
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. In the course of the investigation, Brenner said, police believe that Stilson had left the scene of a domestic disturbance.
Once released from the hospital, Stilson was charged with Criminal Mischief and Reckless Endangerment, both felonies, as well as Reckless Driving and Driving Wrong Down a One-Way Road. He was released to appear at a later date.