CORTLAND, N.Y. – A man who was acquitted on a murder charge after four high-profile trials was arrested Friday night for drinking and driving in Cortland County, New York State Police announced Monday.
Calvin L. Harris, of Owego, was charged with a misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated with a B.A.C. of .13 percent; a violation for leaving the scene of a property damage accident; and other traffic violations.
The arrest was made after a state trooper was investigating a hit-and-run property damage accident that occurred on Interstate 81 southbound in Preble.
According to state police, a 911 caller reported that a GMC Sierra pickup truck had side-swiped their vehicle while driving on the highway. The caller told the 911 dispatcher that the vehicle continued southbound after getting off I-81 at Exit 12.
Troopers were able to locate the vehicle, which they pulled over on Hillside Drive in Cortlandville. Troopers identified the driver as Calvin Harris, 56, who they determined was driving while intoxicated.
Harris was found not guilty in 2016 in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Michele Harris, on Sept. 11, 2001.
Harris was issued tickets returnable to Preble Town Court on Jan. 9.