WARSAW – A 30-year-old Nunda man was being held Tuesday at the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail on felony drunken driving and other charges for a one-car accident that damaged a utility pole, a residential fence and lawn and a pine tree and demolished his car in the 4100 block of State Route 39 in the Town of Eagle about 1:25 a.m. Monday, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday.
Matthew J. Bernard of Seward Street, Nunda, was treated for slight injuries at the scene before he allegedly failed field sobriety tests after the crash of his eastbound vehicle. The sheriff’s office said Bernard was found to have had prior convictions for drunken driving and driving while impaired within the past ten years.
Because of his breath test he was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, speeding, and changing lanes unsafely. His vehicle drove across a lawn, severed a full-sized pine tree, drove through a residential fence and broke a utility pole into two pieces before coming to a stop in an open field where he was arrested, deputies said.