(CANTON,Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A 44 year old Canton man has been charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and or Drugs in a Friday evening three vehicle crash on Route 44 at Old Albany Turnpike in Canton.

Canton Police say Alex Ponomarov was traveling west on Route 44 and  while turning left into Old Albany Turnpike, struck the  side of a vehicle traveling east.  The driver of the second vehicle and two children were  taken to Hartford Hospital and The Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  A third vehicle sustained front end damage and the operator of that vehicle was taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington.

Police say a witness saw Ponomarov driving erratically prior to the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.  Any witnesses are asked to call Canton Police at 860-693-0221.


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