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January 19, 2014

Police Log: Jan. 19, 2013 — Felony arrest

NORTH ELBA — A Lake Placid man was charged Dec. 8, 2013 with felony driving while intoxicated.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m., Leland F. Stanton III, 22, was driving a 1998 Dodge van on Wesvalley Road when he drove off the south shoulder of the road and struck a tree, State Police said.

Stanton had fled the scene on foot and was found nearby, police said.

Stanton’s blood-alcohol content was found to be .13 percent, police said, and he was charged with DWI with a previous conviction in the past 10 years, a felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

He was issued court appearance tickets and traffic tickets charging him with leaving the scene of a property-damage motor vehicle accident, moving from lane unsafely and driving an uninspected motor vehicle.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg and Contributing Writer Amy Heggen

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