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Cops: Auburn man was driving drunk when he fled scene, got stuck on train tracks

Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested a man on drunk driving charges after they say he left the scene of an accident and wound up stuck on railroad tracks in the town of Fayette.
Waterloo (WSYR-TV) – Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested a man on drunk driving charges after they say he left the scene of an accident and wound up stuck on railroad tracks in the town of Fayette.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Sean Battle of Aldrich Avenue rear-ended another southbound vehicle as it slowed to turn right from State Route 96.

The driver of the rear-ended car was taken to the hospital with a leg injury.

An hour later, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a car stuck on railroad tracks on Packwood Road.

They found Battle and his vehicle at the scene.

He was charged with:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Aggravated driving while intoxicated
  • Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Following too closely

He was arraigned in Town of Fayette Court and released on his own recognizance.

He is scheduled to appear in Town of Waterloo Court on DWI charges on March 31. He is also scheduled to appear in Town of Fayette Court on April 3 on charges stemming from the crash.

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