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Ailton Correia of Amherst faces drunken-driving charge after car strikes tree, nearly hits house

Homeowner Janet McGowan talkes with police as they investigate an accident on South East Street in Amherst that injured two. REBECCA EVERETT

Homeowner Janet McGowan talkes with police as they investigate an accident on South East Street in Amherst that injured two. REBECCA EVERETT Purchase photo reprints »

Ailton N. Correia, 22, of 188 East Hadley Road, Unit 151-E, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, failure to stay within marked lanes and speeding, police said.

Correia allegedly drove his car off the road and through a yard at 706 South East St. about 10 p.m. The car struck a large tree and came to rest on the front doorstep of the brick house owned by Janet McGowan.

Both Correia and a female passenger, who was not identified by authorities, were taken by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said. A hospital spokesman said Tuesday that he had no information about Correia or whether he was being treated at Baystate.

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AMHERST — Police said charges will likely be filed against the driver of a car that went off South East Street Monday around 10 p.m., struck a tree and nearly hit a house, injuring the male driver and a female passenger. Sgt. Jesus Arocho declined to specify what the charges might be or speculate on the cause of the accident, …

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