Former NYC Police Officer Sentenced To 30 Days Following DWI accident

By: Kieran Coffey

Former NYC police officer sentenced to 30 days following DWI accident

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NORWICH – The plea and sentencing of a former New York City Police Officer, Richard C. Swanson III, took place when the Chenango County Court met for a morning session on June 3.

Assistant District Attorney Laura Parker appeared in court to represent the people of Chenango County, while The Honorable Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. presided over the matter.

Swanson, 52, of Oxford, was involved in a two-car collision on State Route 12, just north of the NY-220/NY-12 intersection near 4504 State Highway 12, on April 16, 2015.

Chenango County Sheriff's deputies on the scene of the accident alleged that Heather Bradley, of Binghamton, was traveling northbound on State Route 12 when Swanson's half-ton GMC pickup failed to yield the right of way, forcing Bradley's Ford Explorer to come into contact with Swanson's vehicle.

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Following the accident, Bradley had to be extracted from her vehicle. She was transported to UHS–Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City for minor injuries.

In addiction to the injuries and the damage done to both vehicles, a fire hydrant along the west side of State Highway 12 was completely removed from its base as a result of impact from one of the vehicles.

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