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WILSON – An Ide Road man was injured in a crash at 4:52 p.m. Saturday at Ide and Maple roads. A child who was a passenger in the car was not hurt, but she said the driver had been drinking.

Joseph C. Nugent, 46, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony for drunken driving with a child under 16 in the vehicle; as well as refusal to take a breath test.

Niagara County sheriff’s deputies found an empty beer can on the floor in the back seat of the car.

Nugent was extricated from the vehicle and was flown by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, where he was interviewed by deputies and denied that he had been drinking.

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