Charges filed in Orangeville standoff

COVINGTON — Two people who switched off driving a car, in front of a deputy, were charged with driving while impaired by drugs Wednesday.

Wyoming County sheriff’s Sgt. Colin Reagan saw a 2012 Ford Fusion stopped in the middle of Court Road, near Silver Lake Road. He saw two people get out of the car, switch seats and continue driving.

The car was “entirely on the left hand side of the road,” prompting Reagan to stop the car on Route 246.

The car smelled of marijuana and a partially smoked blunt was found in the console.

An investigation determined a 17-year-old girl had driven the car from Batavia and then switched places with Nashiem R. Harris, 21, of Batavia.

Both were examined by a drug recognition expert and determined to be high.

They were both charged with driving while impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana. Harris also was charged with failure to keep right and the girl with stopping on pavement.

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