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Man arrested after driving dump truck into house in Perry

A Perry man who had two active warrants was arrested on several charges after a dump truck he was driving crashed into the kitchen of a home off Route 20A in the Town of Perry, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office.

Brian R. Barnard, 55, was driving a dump truck eastbound on Route 20A near Suckerbrook Road on the afternoon of June 8 when he suffered a medical issue, according to officials. Deputies said Barnard tried to pull into the driveway at 6785 Route 20A and was unable to stop, with the dump truck crashing into the kitchen area of the home.

Deputies said the crash caused "substantial damage to the home and truck" and that no one was home at the time of the incident.

Barnard was transported via ambulance to Wyoming County Community Hospital for treatment.

Deputies checked Barnard's license, which revealed nine active suspensions on his license as well as two active warrants for his arrest.

Barnard was arrested at the hospital on charges of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, reckless driving and failure to surrender a suspended license; he was issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Perry Court on July 3.

Deputies also arrested Barnard on the active warrant issued by the New York State Police and was turned over to state troopers and arraigned on the state police charges in the Town of LeRoy.

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