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DWAI DRUGS - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Cathryn M. Reed, 50, of South Colton with driving while ability impaired by drugs at 9:49 a.m. Wednesday following a traffic stop on the Parmeter Road in the town of Potsdam.

AGGRAVATED DWI - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Kody J. Arquette, 22, of Akwesasne with aggravated driving while intoxicated and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle on a public highway and ticketed him for failure to keep right at 2:27 a.m. Thursday following a traffic stop on state Route 37 in the town of Massena.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - FORT COVINGTON - State police investigated a number of property damage accidents Wednesday around the region. Among those:

• David A. Lavertue, 29, of Malone at 9:20 p.m. on Route 37, near County Route 1, in the town of Fort Covington.

VEHICULAR ASSAULT - A Malone man has been charged with vehiclular assault following an investigation into a personal injury accident reported at 5:50 p.m. Wednesaday on Webster Street Road in the town of Malone.

Malone-based state police said Allen P. Sansone, 45, of Malone was northbound on Webster Street Road operating a 2008 Ford F-550 dump truck when his vehicle veered into the opposite lane of travel, striking a 2008 Ford Windstar operated by Lee M. Yelle, 67, of Ellenburg, who was traveling south.

Yelle was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by Malone EMS. He was transported to Alice Hyde Medical Center and then later airlifted to Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vt., due to the severity of injuries to his head, left leg and left arm.

Sansone declined medical treatment, however, he was transported to Alice Hyde Medical Center where he consented to a blood test to determine the drug or alcohol content of his blood.

Sansone was charged with a felony count of second-degree vehicular assault and ticketed for speeding and failure to keep right. Sansone was arraigned in the town of Bangor Court and sent to the Franklin County Jail with bail set at $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond.

Troopers said Yelle was reported to be in stable condition but requiring the use of a ventilator Thursday morning.

Further charges against Sansone are pending the results of the blood test, according to the state police.

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