Man Crashes Into Ditch, Admits To Having Cocaine

CHAUTAUQUA – A Silver Creek man is facing possession of cocaine charges after Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on Hartfield Centralia Road Wednesday afternoon.
Michael Shanahan, 63, told deputies he was attempting to exit a driveway at the time of the crash.
According to the report, Shanahan told deputies he tried to avoid a parked car when he slid into the ditch.
After further investigation Shanahan admitted to possessing cocaine.
Shanahan was issued an appearance ticket for 7th degree possession of a controlled substance. He will appear in the Town of Chautauqua Court.
Chautauqua County Sheriff K9 Drake assisted in the investigation.