A Chateaugay man was injured in a North Hudson motor vehicle accident Sept. 18.
State police responded to a report of a one car roll-over accident on I-87 in North Hudson at 1:20 p.m. A vehicle, driven by Brian J. Conto of Chateaugay was traveling southbound when it drove off the west shoulder of the roadway. Conto’s vehicle struck a rock cut, causing the vehicle to overturn. The vehicle eventually came to a rest on its roof.
Conto was air lifted to Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington for multiple injuries. He was listed in stable condition.
North Hudson Fire Department, Schroon Lake Fire Department and Elizabethtown-Lewis EMS all responded to assist with the accident.
The accident is still under investigation to determine the cause.
Schroon man arrested
A Schroon Lake man has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated.
Schroon Lake-based state police responded to a report of a property damage motor vehicle accident on Alder Meadow Road in the town of Schroon Sept. 18 at 2 a.m. Troopers identified the operator as Matthew S. Fariss, 27 years old of Schroon Lake.
His vehicle was traveling eastbound on Aldermeadow Road when he approached a curve in the road. The vehicle struck the guide rail on the north shoulder on the curve and became stuck on the guide rail beam. Faris was uninjured, but was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. Faris was found to have a blood alcohol content of .22 percent. He was charged with felony DWI for having a prior conviction within 10 years, as well as aggravated DWI, for having a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher, consuming alcohol within a vehicle, and failure to keep right.
Fariss was arraigned at the Town of Schroon Court and was released on his own recognizance.
Ticonderoga man charged
A Ticonderoga man faces a felony charge for allegedly embezzling more than $50,000 from a local business.
Matthew J. Hall, 39, was arrested Sept. 18, accordint to Ticonderoga police. He is alleged to have embezzled the funds from Blodgett Supply in Ticonderoga.
Hall was charged with second-degree grand larceny, a felony. He was arraigned before Justice James O’Bryan and released under supervision of the Essex County Probation Department to reappear in Town Court at a later date.
A Ticonderoga man is in jail after a probation violation.
Mark C. Michalak, 31, was arrested by Ticonderoga police on a criminal contempt charge. He was on probation following a first-degree criminal contempt conviction stemming for his arrest on that charge in October 2012.
That arrest stemmed from violation of an order of protection issued on behalf of his ex-girlfriend due to alleged domestic incidents.
Michalak was arraigned before Essex County Judge Richard B. Meyer and remanded to Essex County Jail without bail. He is to reappear in court at a later date.
Crown Point crash
Three people were injured in a three-car accident in Crown Point Sept. 18
At about 8:40 a.m., Jaimie J. Cheney, 36, of Moriah, was eastbound on Bridge Road when her Kia struck the side of another vehicle headed west, driven by Adam W. Rice, 32, of Albany. Cheney then struck another westbound car driven by Roy B. Haynes, 59, of Moriah, state police reported
Cheney, Rice and a passenger in Rice’s car, William Rice, 36, were transported to Moses Ludington Hopistal in Ticonderoga. Cheney had a head injury, Rice had a back injury and William had bruising, Fleishman said.
Cheney was ticketed for failure to keep right.
Ti accident leads to arrest
A Keeseville man was injured in a one-vehicle accident Sept. 17 in Ticonderoga.
At about 5 a.m., James Balentino, 64, drifted off the Route 9N in a Fed Ex tractor trailer, which subsequently rolled over, Ticonderoga police said.
At the scene of the accident he was found to be in possession of a pistol without a permit and was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon after being transported to and treated at Moses Ludington Hospital with a head injury, police said.
He was released on an appearance ticket.
Schroon Lake wreck
A man was injured in a one-car accident Sept. 12 in Schroon Lake.
Patsy R. Samicola, 80, was eastbound on Tip Top Road when his vehicle crossed over the center line and subsequently went into the ditch striking a rock wall.
He complained of chest pain and was transported to Glens Falls Hospital.
Samicola was ticketed with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree and failure to keep right.