The following is an actual release issued this week by Greece (N.Y.) Police Department
On 12-19-11 at about 2:24 a.m. Greece Police Officers responded to the area of Hincher Rd. and North Greece Rd. for the report of a motor vehicle accident in which a deer was struck.
The witness told the responding officer that the occupants were arguing on the side of the road and that they left the scene of the accident with the deer in the car. The witness also heard the driver say that he was going to take the deer to Unity hospital.
A short time later, Officer Daniel McLaughlin observed a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue west on Latta Rd. near Flynn Rd. that matched the description of the vehicle that left the scene. Officer McLaughlin also observed that the Oldsmobile had damage to the front end that would be consistent with striking a deer. Officer McLaughlin stopped the vehicle that was occupied by 4 people, and the asked the driver what happened. The driver, who was identified as Andrew Caswell, stated he had struck a deer and that he was going to take it to Unity hospital so that it could be saved. The driver went onto explain that he had put the deer in his trunk. Officers McLauglin and Thomas Schamerhorn then asked the driver to open trunk and they subsequently located the deceased deer.
Mr. Caswell showed signs of intoxication and was placed through several sobriety tests and was eventually arrested for D.W.I. with a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit (.16%). Caswell, 29, of Jamestown Terrace in Greece, was charged with Driving while intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident. He was released on his own recognizance and is to appear in Greece Court at a later time. While Chief Baxter sympathized with trying to save the deer during the holidays, Driving While Intoxicated will not be tolerated.