Utica, NY (WIBX) - A driver accused of being under the influence of drugs was taken off the streets yesterday. Unfortunately, it came after a car accident on the 900 block of Rutger Street in Utica.

A Drug Recognition Evaluation Officer conducted a test of the suspected intoxicated driver, 25-year-old Ralph Fava of Van Vorst Street in Utica,  and UPD promptly arrested him.

Fava is facing the following charges related to the incident:

  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle - Misdemeanor
  • Driving while ability impaired by drugs - Misdemeanor
  • Traffic summons