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Seneca Falls man found unconscious behind wheel of vehicle in parking lot

A Seneca Falls resident was arrested following report of a suspicious vehicle on Thursday afternoon.

According to a news release, the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Burdette J. Shumway, 69, of Seneca Falls for driving while ability impaired by drugs.


Shumway was found unconscious behind the wheel of a running vehicle in the parking lot of a local business. Shumway was transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation which revealed that he was operating the vehicle while impaired by drugs. He was additionally cited for driving an uninspected motor vehicle.

Shumway will appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date.



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