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A young Gananoque man faces drunk driving charges in connection with a collision there Saturday afternoon that caused serious injuries.

Town police responded at 3:48 p.m., along with the Gananoque Fire Department and Leeds and Grenville Emergency Medical Services, to the intersection of James Street and North Street after a two-vehicle collision.

Each vehicle had one occupant. One of the drivers was treated for minor injuries at Kingston General Hospital and released.

However, the second driver was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries and remained in hospital care receiving treatment.

A 20-year-old Gananoque man was arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm; driving over the legal blood/alcohol limit causing bodily harm; and impaired driving causing bodily harm.

The accused was held in custody on the weekend to attend bail court.

Police were not immediately releasing any further details about the incident.

The Gananoque Police Service is asking any witnesses who observed the collision to contact 613-382-4422.

Breach of probation

Town police on Friday arrested and charged a 42-year-old Gananoque man with failing to comply with conditions of his probation order.

The accused had been placed on probation not to have contact with his ex-common-law-wife and two children due to a previous incident that resulted in the probation order being placed on the accused, said police.

The accused was placed on the probation order in mid-September and on Thursday he allegedly communicated with the three individuals in a public place for an extended period of time, police reported.

Officers were notified and the contact was confirmed, said police. The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Source: The Brockville Recorder & Times