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Man hurt in North Hudson crash

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A vehicle, driven by Brian J. Conto of Chateaugay was traveling southbound when it drove off the west shoulder of I-87 in North Hudson. Conto’s vehicle struck a rock cut, causing the vehicle to overturn. The vehicle eventually came to rest on its roof.

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.

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