Accident results in multiple charges against Saranac man

PLATTSBURGH - Shawn W. Neri, 18, Saranac, is facing several charges following a two-car accident June 4.

City police stated Neri was traveling north on Prospect Avenue in the city last Saturday evening when he lost control of his vehicle and swerved into the southbound lane. Neri's vehicle struck a minivan operated by Merlin Flores Jr., 24, Plattsburgh.

Police state Neri tried to flee the scene on foot but was detained by witnesses. An investigation into the matter found the vehicle Neri was operating was stolen and that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Donna O'Connell, 47, Plattsburgh, a passenger in Flores' vehicle, was transported to CVPH Medical Center for treatment. She was later released.

Neri was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, failure to keep right and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. He was further charged with fourth-degree grand larceny

Neri was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court and remanded to Clinton County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

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