Channel 2 WGRZ NBC News reported that a Jamestown, NY man is facing serious charges months after a car accident that injured three of his passengers and himself.
The original incident occurred on May 26, when a motor vehicle accident on Route 394 in Chautauqua County, in front of the Chautauqua Institution, resulted in four people being taken to University of Pennsylvania Medical Center-Hamot in Erie with serious injuries, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department. The driver of the vehicle, a Jamestown man 21 years of age, now faces charges for allegedly driving while impaired by marijuana in the incident.
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His charges include one count of vehicular assault in the first degree, three counts of assault in the second degree, and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree, in connection with the accident that resulted in serious injuries for his passengers, two Jamestown men 19 years of age and one Frewsburg man 24 years of age.
He has also been charged under New York state vehicle and traffic law with driving while ability impaired drugs and moving from the lane unsafely. He will face these charges in the Town of Chautauqua Municipal Court at a later date to be determined.