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Sheriffs investigate car accident, driver believed to be on bath salts

By WKTV News

VERONA, N.Y. (WKTV) - According to Oneida County Sheriffs a motor vehicle accident occurred in the Town of Verona Tuesday afternoon, the driver is believed to have been under the influence of the substance commonly known as "Bath Salts" and marijuana.

According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, Oneida County Sheriff's Deputies investigated a property damage motor vehicle accident on Sand Hill Road in Verona.

According to Deputy Wayne Smoulcey just before 4 pm. Gerald Hall, 30, of Verona, was operating a 1999 Chevy Truck Eastbound on Sand Hill Road, when he passed out and crossed into oncoming traffic. The vehicle then struck a mailbox and then a utility pole.

Hall was treated at the scene by members of the Verona Fire Department and Vineal Ambulance. He was then transported to Rome Hospital for an evaluation, and was later released and transported to the Kurt B. Wyman Law Enforcement Building.

Oneida County Sheriffs said Hall is believed to have been under the influence of the substance commonly known as "Bath Salts" and marijuana.

He was arrested and charged with Driving while ability impaired by drugs, Unlawful possession of marijuana, and for possession of what's believed to be "Bath Salts." Hall was also issued a traffic summons for failure to keep right.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be pending.

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