Woman gets into accident, drives while impaired by drugs (Blotter)

(Photo via the Cortland County Sheriff's Office Facebook page).

A woman was arrested last week after being charged with a misdemeanor and multiple infractions, according to a report.

The Cortland County Sheriff’s report stated that officers responded to the Pit Stop in the town of Cortlandville for property damage and a car accident.

According to the report, Wendy Caswell, 41 of Cortland, was “driving while her ability was impaired by drugs,” causing her to travel off the roadway and into a tree.

Caswell was arrested on Monday (Nov. 13) and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs (a misdemeanor), and while speed not reasonable and prudent, with an uninspected motor vehicle, no seatbelt and inadequate brakes (all infractions).

Danielle A. Froelich​​, 20 of the town of Taylor, a passenger in the car, was found to be in possession of drugs. Froelich received three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Caswell and Froelich were each processed and released on appearance tickets. They are both due to appear in Cortlandville town court on Nov. 27.


Cordell Knochenmus

Knochenmus, 24 of the town of Scott, was arrested on Friday (Nov. 17).

The county sheriff’s report stated that Knochenmus “got into a physical altercation” with an individual while in the presence of a child. 

The report noted that there were no injuries during the incident.

Knochenmus was charged with endangering the welfare of a child – a Class-A Misdemeanor). He was processed, arraigned and due to appear in court at a later date.