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.