On July 15, 2020, at approximately 12:30 a.m., State Police responded to a report of a hit and run crash on State Route 22 in the town of Chazy. A vehicle had struck several area mailboxes and left the area.
An investigation led troopers to the residence of 41-year-old Dean J. Nephew of Altona, where they located his vehicle with the front end smashed. Nephew was subsequently arrested and charged with DWAI-drugs. He was released with appearance tickets for the Town of Chazy Court.