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Crime & Courts

DeKalb Chamber board supports director after DUI arrest

Matt Duffy, 45, of Cortland
Matt Duffy, 45, of Cortland

DeKALB – The chairman of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce board said Tuesday that the organization will support Executive Director Matt Duffy after he was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

“As our executive director faces and works through the consequences of the events of this past weekend, the Board of Directors will be behind him,” Brian Oster said in a written statement “While we recognize the significance of what took place, we feel he has earned that support.

“Matt’s leadership has brought much-needed growth and success to the Chamber, to area businesses and to our entire community. ... Together we will continue to serve and advance business interests of the greater DeKalb area as we have done in the past.”

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Burgh said a sheriff’s deputy stopped Duffy, 45, of the first block of East Conestoga Avenue in Cortland, after th deputy saw Duffy’s vehicle cross the center line on Peace Road near Wirsing Parkway about 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Duffy submitted to field sobriety tests, all of which he failed with “multiple signs of impairment,” Burgh said.

DeKalb County court records show Duffy has no prior arrests.

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