A local man was charged with driving under the influence after a serious crash closed a stretch for Rt. 44 in Canton Friday night.
According to police, 44-year-old Alex Ponomarov was driving westbound on Rt. 44 and was attempting to make a left turn onto Old Albany Turnpike.
Police said Ponomarov's vehicle struck the left side of a vehicle traveling eastbound sending the driver and two children to Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
A third vehicle also suffered front-end damage and the driver was taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington.
Police said a witness observed Ponomarov's vehicle operating erratically before the crash.
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