Contractor accused of tearing up college lawn

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STONE RIDGE – A Clifton Park man is charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief after his vehicle tore up a portion of the lawn at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge.
Ulster County Sheriff’s deputies arrested of David Murray, 41, a contractor at the college, on September 29, after they were called to assist campus security with a disorderly person.
Deputies said Murray drove onto a section of the lawn becoming stuck. He insisted on attempting to drive himself out of the mud and caused deep ruts in the lawn. Policed said he also used a pry bar to increase traction. That tool dislodged and almost struck a campus security officer.
Murray was arrested and subsequently released on an appearance ticket for Town of Marbletown Justice Court on a later date.