The trial for the 19 year-old Elmira man accused of causing the deadly motorcycle crash in Horseheads last July that killed Matthew and Harolyn Mateson begins in Chemung County Court today (June 12, 2019). Caden Charnetski has pleaded not guilty to his charges, which include vehicular manslaughter.
According to the testimony, Charnetski and two passengers had been smoking marijuana at Tanglewood Nature Center and Arnot Mall.
Passengers also said Charnetski was driving erratically prior to the crash.
The smell of marijuana was evident at the scene and both alcohol and marijuana were found in the vehicle, according to law enforcement.
18 News will have more details as they become available.