A Fredonia man came to a fork in the road just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday, but took neither path.
Instead, the car went straight and hit a utility pole between Route 5 and Barry Road.
State police at Fredonia said the car, driven by Timothy J. Newell, 38, of Greenwood Drive, spun around and landed in a ditch.
Newell was treated at the scene for minor injuries. He is charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and unlawful possession of marijuana.
He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 29.