DUI case is bound over to court

Charges against a Kane man who is accused of driving under the influence (DUI) of marijuana have been bound over to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing earlier this week.Charles Henry Sherwood, 47, of 117 Welsh St., Kane, appeared at the hearing before Acting Kane District Court Judge Michael Fedora.The defendant is accused of operating a green 1995 Ford Explorer while under the influence of marijuana, according to court documents.State Police Trooper Matthew Petrof placed the charges following a Sept. 27 traffic stop on Dawson Street in Kane. Petrof, who is based at the State Police station near Lantz Corners, is a "drug recognition expert," according to court records. He filed the DUI charges after the results of blood tests were received from a lab.Court records show that police were operating an unmarked patrol car at Wetmore Avenue and Oak Streets in Kane. When the Sherwood vehicle passed by the location, police observed a "large crack" in the middle of the windshield, court documents show. The "loud vehicle" did not have a muffler, court records indicate.Pick up a copy of the Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2011 edition of The Kane Republican for more.