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Waterport man faces multiple charges after crashing into liquor store

Posted 14 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

LYNDONVILLE – A Waterport man has a court date in the Town of Yates after leaving the scene of a crash last night in downtown Lyndonville.

The incident occurred at about 9:45 p.m. Blake Strickland, 25, was operating a ’98 Dodge pick-up truck, travelling north on Main Street when he failed to negotiate a right turn onto Maple Avenue.

The vehicle ran off the north side of Maple Avenue and struck the building on the northeast corner of the intersection. The building houses a liquor store and hair salon on the main level, and vacant apartments on the upper level. There was significant structural damage.

Strickland left the scene but was located a short time later at a residence on Oak Orchard River Road by State Troopers from the Albion barracks.  He was returned to the scene and faces traffic charges including Leaving the Scene of an Incident, Unsafe Speed, Failure to Keep Right, Unsafe Lane Change, and Failure to Notify DMV of Address Change.

Strickland is next scheduled to appear in Town Court on Feb. 19.

The incident was investigated by Deputy D.S. Klips, assisted by Lieutenant R.E. Perry.