QUEENSBURY — The criminal case against a Queensbury man who allegedly left a disabled person on a bus and falsified documents about his actions was postponed Monday for three weeks so the defendant could get a lawyer.
John W. Davidson, 38, attended his arraignment in Queensury Town Court on Monday without counsel, so the case was adjourned until Sept. 3 to allow him to retain a lawyer.
Davidson faces misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent person and falsifying business records after an autistic resident of a group home did not return from a trip to a Community, Work and Independence (CWI) facility.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office determined the man, who is non-verbal, had been left on a bus that had been parked in a garage. He was unhurt and spent about an hour alone on the bus.
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Davidson falsely indicated he performed a "seatbelt" check during the trip, which led to the falsifying business records charge.
Warren County District Attorney Jason Carusone said his office is reviewing the charges to determine how to proceed with the case.
Davidson is free, pending further court action.