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Off-duty Cayuga County jail supervisor crashes pickup truck into Moravia house: Charged with DWI, issued other tickets

An off-duty Cayuga County Jail supervisor has been charged with driving while intoxicated and was taken to a hospital in Syracuse after crashing a pickup truck into a Moravia home.

Dispatchers said a call came in around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday for a vehicle that struck a home on Route 38A near the Cayuga Correctional Facility.

Sheriff Brian Schenck said the vehicle was operated by Frederick Kuhn, 44, of Moravia, who was traveling north on Route 38A, left the east side of the road, and continued until crashing into the house.


When deputies arrived it appeared that Kuhn, a corporal with the sheriff’s office who was off-duty at the time was under the influence of alcohol.

He was the only person in the pickup truck, but was charged with driving while intoxicated as a first-offense. It’s a misdemeanor. He was also issued other traffic tickets.

All of the charges will be answered at a later date. It’s unclear at this time how disciplinary action will be handled within the sheriff’s office.

The residents of the home were displaced and the American Red Cross was called to assist them.

The crash remains under investigation.



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