Baldwinsville man pleads not guilty in crash that killed friend

Glenwood Carr

The Baldwinsville man who is accused of crashing into a utility pole in August and leaving behind a passenger who later died was arraigned in Onondaga County Court Wednesday morning.

42-year-old Glenwood Carr stood before Judge Thomas Miller and pleaded not guilty to first degree vehicular manslaughter in the death of his friend Steven Sears of Phoenix. Police say on the night of August 11 Carr was driving drunk on Bonstead Road in Clay when he crashed into a pole. The impact of the crash killed the 40-year-old Sears. Carr fled the scene and turned himself into police two days later.

In August, police said Carr had told a witness at the scene that he was drunk and could not have another DWI. Records show Carr has spent time in New York State prison on three separate occasions, in 1992 for burglary and attempted burglary, in 2006 for criminal contempt, and in 2010 for a parole violation. Investigators would not elaborate on the details of the past convictions that sent him to prison. Carr was also arrested in New Jersey in 2011 for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a car he was riding in was pulled over and the officer noticed a glass pipe in the car.

In all, Carr has been arrested more than two dozen times over the past 25 years for various offenses.

Carr is being held in jail without bail. He is due back in court on October 31.