The Baldwinsville man accused of
crashing into a pole and leaving the scene
, leaving behind a friend who died, is still on the run.
Deputies have been searching for Glenwood Carr, 42, since he crashed his car into a utility pole on Bonstead Road near the Route 481 overpass in Clay around 9:00 p.m. Sunday.
The Sheriffâ??s Office says they believe Carr is likely still in the area. "We don't have any reason to think he's not in the area," says Deputy Herb Wiggins.
Deputies say Carr told a witness at the scene that he was drunk and could not have another DWI. The Post-Standard reported that Carr has been arrested 25 times in the past 25 years, since 1988, including a DWI arrest in 2010.
New York State Corrections records show Carr has spent time in state prison on three separate occasions. The first was in 1992 on convictions of burglary and attempted burglary. The next was 2006 on a criminal contempt conviction. The third stint was in 2010 on a parole violation for the previous offense. 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, according to the Asbury Park Press. He was charged with 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.
Left behind at the crash was Carrâ??s friend 40-year-old Steven Sears, of Phoenix. He was trapped in the car and had to be extricated by rescue crews. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies say the two were coming from a family gathering, or party, on Horseshoe Island. Neighbors there say they are shocked and devastated.
The Onondaga County Sheriff's Department asks anyone with more information about Glenwood Carr's whereabouts to call 435-3081.