SARANAC LAKE — A Lake Placid man faces two felony charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated.
Saranac Lake Police arrested Thomas K. Saehrig, 22, early Thursday morning at about 4:30 a.m. after receiving a complaint that he was driving at erratically high speeds.
While responding to the complaint, police said they were notified that Saehrig had been involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Police said they found him to be intoxicated and subsequently arrested him.
Saehrig was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both felonies.
Police said he was also charged with multiple vehicle and traffic law violations.
Saehrig was arraigned in the Village of Saranac Lake Court and remanded to Essex County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail.
CHATEAUGAY — An unoccupied building on White Street Road was destroyed by fire Tuesday, May 22.
Firefighters from nine departments responded to the call, which came in to Franklin County Fire Control 911 dispatchers at 1:01 p.m.
Assisting Chateaugay were personnel and equipment from Burke, Malone Callfiremen, Churubusco, Ellenberg Center and Lyon Mountain on the American side of the border and, from Canada, fire companies from the Town of Franklin and Hinchinbrooke.
Fire Police blocked the entrance to the dead-end street at the intersection with Route 11 and directed traffic around the site.
The last firefighters reported back to their stations at 5:47 p.m.
— By Contributing Writer Miranda Orso and Staff Writer Denise Raymo