Fayetteville man arrested for DWAI-drugs following a car-pedestrian accident investigation in Central Square

CENTRAL SQUARE, NYRichard D. Kim, 41, of 8003 Summerview Drive, Fayetteville, NY, was charged by state police with second-degree vehicular assault, a class “E” felony; DWAI – drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor and unlawful possession of marijuana.

On Aug. 13, 2018, at approximately 6:30 p.m., troopers responded to East Avenue in the village of Central Square for reports of a vehicle that had struck a pedestrian.

Investigation has revealed a 2016 Volkswagen, operated by Richard D. Kim was traveling east on East Ave when he stated he “passed out” and struck a pedestrian who was walking in the same direction, troopers said.

The pedestrian, identified as Sarah J. Pluta, 22, Central Square, NY was transported by Menter’s Ambulance to SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse with non-life-threatening injuries.

Kim was arraigned in the town of Parish Court and was remanded to the Oswego County Jail on $1000 cash bail /$2000 bond and is scheduled to appear in the village of Central Square Court on Tuesday August 14, 2018 at 5 p.m.

NYSP news release Aug. 14, 2018