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An Auburn man was charged with driving while intoxicated Wednesday morning after his car went off the road in Fleming, the New York State Police said.

The call came in for an accident on Dunning Avenue Road at 2:26 a.m. Troopers found Cleveland Boswell, 50, who claimed a friend of his had driven the vehicle and fled. State police interviewed the witness who called the accident in as well as a member of the Fleming Fire Department, who had arrived at the scene before state police. State police said both witnesses said they never saw another person leave the scene. A trooper asked Boswell for the keys to the vehicle and they were in his pocket, state police said. State police said he refused to take any standardized sobriety tests.

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Boswell was charged with first-degree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a class class E felony; first offense driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor and multiple infractions. He was arraigned at the town of Fleming Court Wednesday and was remanded to the Cayuga County Jail.

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