Elbridge, NY – On September 25, 2019 at approximately 1:30 p.m., State Police observed a 2015 Peterbilt tractor trailer driving erratically through a work zone on I-90 in the town of Elbridge. Troopers stopped the tractor trailer after it struck several construction cones and nearly collided with a passenger vehicle.
The driver was identified as Stephen M. Goodwin, 36, of Columbus, NJ. He was found to be impaired by drugs and in possession of heroin. While interviewing Goodwin, it was determined that he used heroin while at a Thruway rest stop shortly before the incident. After he was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Goodwin was transported to Upstate Medical Center where he submitted to a consensual blood draw. Once medically cleared, he was transported to SP Syracuse where he was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree; a Class A Misdemeanor, Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs; an Unclassified Misdemeanor, Unsafe Lane Change, Failure to Keep Right, and Speeding in a posted work zone.
Goodwin was turned over to a sober third party and released on appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Elbridge Court on October 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.