Airborne auto crash in Bluff Point

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Darren K. Champlin, 42, of 2994 Merritt Hill Road, Penn Yan was driving south on Coates Road in Bluff Point when he failed to stop at the end of the road and became airborne, landing in a yard on the south side of Kinney Corners Road. He was found by Yates County Sheriff's Deputies a short distance from the vehicle, and was determined to be intoxicated. Medic 55 and Penn Yan Ambulance Corps responded to the scene, and transported Champlin to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan. He was transferred to Geneva General Hospital where he is listed in fair condition. Due to his stay in the hospital, he was released on tickets for felony common law DWI and felony first degree aggravated unlicensed operation.