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Ogdensburg man charged with DWI after alleged crash

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LISBON — State police arrested Duane G. Charland, 50, of 410 New York Ave., Ogdensburg, Sunday and charged him with driving while intoxicated first offense and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content over 0.08 percent, both misdemeanors.

State police allege that they discovered a vehicle off the road at Hardscrabble Road and Route 68 in the town of Lisbon. Police said the vehicle, which was heading westbound on Hardscrabble Road, failed to stop at a stop sign.

Police said that, upon their arrival, no one was around the vehicle. They located Mr. Charland at a nearby Hardscrabble Road residence while following up on the crash and said he had a BAC of 0.13 percent. Under state law, a BAC of 0.08 percent or more constitutes proof of intoxication.

Mr. Charland also was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident, imprudent speed, failure to keep right, failure to stop at a stop sign and for having an open container of alcohol, all traffic infractions.

He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Lisbon Town Court.

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