On March 31st, Town of Webb Police contacted NYS Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Noyes about a deer struck and killed by a vehicle in the village of Old Forge.
According to police, multiple eyewitnesses claimed the driver intentionally accelerated his truck toward two deer standing in the road, striking one and dragging it approximately 70 to 100 yards down the road. ECO Noyes reported that he accessed video footage from a local business’ security camera that corroborated eyewitness statements.
With help from Old Forge Police, ECOs located the truck and driver in the town of Forestport, Oneida County, and said they found deer hair in the front bumper of the suspect’s truck. After interviewing the driver and presenting him with the evidence, the driver allegedly admitted to accelerating toward the deer, striking one, and dragging it down the road before stopping.
The subject was issued appearance tickets to the Town of Webb Court for Environmental Conservation Law violations of taking deer from a public highway, taking deer while in a motor vehicle, and taking deer during the closed season.
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