An Endicott man was arrested after the vehicle he was driving struck two cars in the town of Union.

Authorities say 64-year-old Mark Patton was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor.

According to New York State Police, the crashes occurred in West Endicott shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators say Patton's car hit a vehicle as he turned onto June Street from North Duane Avenue. His car then struck another vehicle.

Patton was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City for a medical evaluation.

Police say they believe Patton had been driving while under the influence of drugs. In addition to driving while impaired, he was cited for unsafely moving from a lane.

Patton was ordered to appear in Union town court on September 4.

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