GENESEO – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for allegedly hiding marijuana paraphernalia at the scene of a car accident on Sunday.
According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Todd Cansdale, 22, was charged with felony Tampering with Physical Evidence.
According to first responders on scene, the driver, a male, was southbound on Nations Road at what is believed to have been an excessive speed when he failed to make a turn just south of Roots Tavern Road and struck a tree at about 1:20 p.m., sustaining injuries and starting a car fire.
The fire ignited ammunition in the vehicle. Geneseo Fire and Ambulance Chief Andrew Chanler ordered firefighters to keep their distance after the ammunition began firing.
Cansdale sustained injuries in the accident and was transported to a hospital. First responders said that he was lying on the ground next to the burning vehicle when they arrived.
Reporters could see investigating Deputies recovering what appeared to be three hunting rifles from the vehicle and what appeared to be marijuana paraphernalia from some nearby bushes. A compound bow and some arrows were left in the vehicle.
A Geneseo Town Judge arraigned Cansdale on Wednesday and ordered him held at the Livingston County Jail on $500 bail or $1,000 bond.