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May 11, 2013

Police Log: May 11, 2013

FELONY ARRESTS

SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake man was charged Thursday with driving while his ability was impaired.

Brian R. Todd, 37, was arrested following an investigation by Saranac Lake Police into a personal injury accident, the Saranac Lake Police Department said in a press release.

Todd was driving on Lake Street at about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday when he struck an unoccupied parked vehicle, Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce Nason said.

Police determined that Todd was under the influence of prescription medication while he was driving, the release said.

Todd’s passenger, Alexandria Lafave, 24, of Lake Placid sustained minor injuries and was taken to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake for treatment, Nason said.

Todd was released on an appearance ticket for Saranac Lake Village Court.

He was neither in the custody of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department or the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Friday, according to the departments.

CHESTERFIELD — A Keeseville man was charged with car theft March 8.

William R. Bombard, 38, was arrested at 34 Hollywood Ave. in the Town of Chesterfield at 3:14 p.m. March 8, according to a State Police blotter entry.

Bombard was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny of an automobile valued at more than $1,000, a felony, and giving a false written statement, a misdemeanor.

The Chesterfield Town Court could not be reached Friday for the status of Bombard’s case.

He was not in the custody of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department Friday.

Bombard had posted cash bail in March, according to a State Police blotter entry.

PERSONAL-INJURY ACCIDENTS

LAKE PLACID — At least one person sustained minor injuries in a two-car accident Wednesday.

James Strong, 40, of Jay and Reed Abbott, 55, of Keene were driving on Mirror Lake Drive near Taylor Way in the Village of Lake Placid, when a large soda that one of the drivers was holding between his legs fell, and when he reached down to pick it up, one car struck the other head-on, Ray Brook-based Police said.

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