BROOKTONDALE, N.Y. – Following a single vehicle accident in Brooktondale on Wednesday night, a man has since been charged with a DWI.

New York State Police responded to reports of a car accident on Middaugh Road in Brooktondale just after 9 p.m. The accident, which took place just off Coddington Road, involved a single vehicle and only one driver, David Leitch, 30.

Police say a Guthrie helicopter responded to the scene and flew Leitch to Robert Packer Hospital following the accident.

According to NYSP Trooper Mike Cooper, Leitch was placed in the intensive care unit and is being treated for facial injuries. Following a bloodwork exam, Leitch was also charged with a DWI.

No other injuries were reported and no additional vehicles were involved, according to police. A further investigation of the crash is still ongoing.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.