Wilton man injured in crash faces drunken driving charge

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JAY — A Wilton man suffered facial injuries early Friday when his vehicle went off Route 4 and into a ditch near Carousel Crafts in North Jay, acting police Chief Richard Caton IV said.

Sgt. Troy Young arrested the driver, Alex Nichols, 22, on a charge of operating under the influence of alcohol, Caton said.

Nichols refused medical treatment at the scene of the crash reported at 1:44 a.m.

Young took Nichols to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington to have his injuries checked out, Caton said.

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Once Nichols was cleared, he was taken to the Franklin County jail, Caton said.

Nichols was released on $3,000 unsecured bail, a corrections officer said. He is scheduled to appear in a Farmington court on Dec. 2.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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