PLATTSBURGH — Two Keeseville men were injured and charged following an accident allegedly caused by one driving under the influence.
On Aug. 22, Jarred Labounty, 21, and Kenneth Clark, 19, stopped at Wal-Mart in Plattsburgh to buy aerosol dust remover and then drove to a parking lot on Rugar Street near Stewart’s in the City of Plattsburgh where they took turns inhaling the substance, Plattsburgh City Police said.
Then the car the pair were in crashed when Labounty was driving east on Rugar Street, police said.
Labounty became unconscious and drifted from the eastbound to the westbound lane with his vehicle driving onto the sidewalk and traveling about 250 feet before going over an embankment and striking numerous trees, police said.
The car continued and came to rest in a small creek located just west of the trees, police said.
Labounty and Clark were taken to CVPH Medical Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries, police said.
Labounty was cited for unsafe lane movement; failure to keep right; speed not reasonable and prudent; reckless driving; driving on the sidewalk; driving while ability impaired; and driving while intoxicated.
He was also charged with unlawfully possessing a noxious material and imitation of controlled substances, which are both violations of the Public Health Law, police said.
Clark was also charged with unlawfully possessing a noxious material and imitation of controlled substances as well as making a punishable false written statement, police said.
Clark was released on a court appearance ticket and Labounty was released on an appearance ticket after he posted $250 cash bail, police said.
— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg and Contributing Writers Javier Simon, Ben Rowe and Chris Fasolino