Elderly man accused of unsafe backing


DEERFIELD — An elderly man was charged with backing unsafely into a house on Marnie Street Monday morning.

Deputies said Robert Martin, 83, of Deerfield, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox when he backed out of his driveway and continued across the street, striking 126 Marnie St. at 10:19 a.m. No one was inside the residence at the time and the homeowner was later notified, deputies said.

Martin was transported by Kunkel Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, for evaluation. He was charged with unsafe backing and will appear in Town Court.

Deerfield Fire Department and state police assisted.


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