COOPERSTOWN – A 58-year-old Oneonta man was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in Friday morning’s crash that blocked traffic along Route 28 south of Cooperstown, county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. said today.
The driver, James Bredin, driving the black Ford, was also charged with failure to keep right, unsafe tires and a windshield-tint violation – the tint on the window was too dark, the sheriff said. The incident was reported at 9:32 a.m.
Traffic is tied up on Route 28 south of Cooperstown at this hour between Smith Ford and the Toddsville turnoff, after two southbound vehicles appear to have collided and come to rest, facing south, on the east side of the roadway. A black Ford sedan (top) was on the north property line of Judith Brown CPA’s offices, 5082 Route 28, while a tan Ford SUV (in right photo) was a few properties north, in front of that red Cape Cod. Cooperstown EMS and a fire truck were at the scene, with Fire Chief Jim Tallman directing emergency activities. Sheriff’s deputies were investigating. It didn’t appear that either drivers were injured. Traffic was being guided through, north bound and south bound alternately. Kirn’s wreckers had just arrived about 10 minutes ago, awaiting the go-ahead to remove the involved vehicles. While neither vehicle seemed too seriously damage, debris was scattered along the pavement. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)