Lansing, N.Y. — A Lansing man faces DWI charges after he was injured in a crash on Tuesday and then left the scene, according to state police.


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Ryan G. Todd, 21, faces charges of second-degree reckless endangerment and aggravated driving while intoxicated, both misdemeanors. The arrest was announced by state police on Thursday.

Here’s the account of the incident given by police:

At around 10:29 p.m. on Tuesday, police were called to a reported crash on the southbound lane of Triphammer Road in Lansing.

Police were told that the injured driver and injured passenger had gotten a ride and left the scene. Law enforcement arrived to find an unoccupied 2003 Ford Focus that had struck a tree and flipped off the west shoulder of the road.

Police later located Todd at the residence of the owner of the car. Todd and his passenger were treated for lacerations.

An investigation later showed that TOdd was driving drunk. His BAC was 0.19 percent, more than twice the legal limit, according to state police.

Todd was arraigned in the Town of Lansing Court and was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $2,000.00 cash bail or $4,000.00 property bond. His next court date in the Town Lansing Court is on May 7.

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.