Preble man arrested in Homer for a DWI and fleeing the scene after an accident

According to the Homer Police Department, on Friday, October 11th at 4:07 p.m., a 46-year-old man from Preble was arrested for driving while intoxicated and other vehicle and traffic offenses after a motor vehicle accident that occurred in the Village of Homer.

At approximately 3:21 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of North-West St (Route 281) and Stanford Dr for a reported two car, motor vehicle accident.

Witnesses reported that one vehicle left the scene and was observed traveling north on Route 281 towards Preble. A witness continued to follow the vehicle to an Otisco Valley Road residence and provided the Cortland County 911 Center the license plate number of the vehicle that left the scene.

Troopers from the Homer Barracks responded to the address where they located and identified the operator of the vehicle. Homer Officers also responded to the address were they took the operator into custody without an incident.

Jason Forshee, 46, of Preble was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st and 2nd degrees, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Unlicensed Operator, Following too Closely and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test to Screening Test.

He was arraigned in the Town of Homer Court and remanded to the Cortland County Jail on $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond. He was rescheduled to appear in the Town of Homer Court on November 5th, 2019 at 4 p.m.

The operator of the other vehicle was not injured during the accident.