A Connecticut man was charged with drunken driving and vehicular assault Monday after his dirt bike collided with one driven by his 10-year-old son, who was seriously hurt, state police at Deposit said Tuesday.

The boy, who was wearing a helmet, suffered head trauma and was taken by LifeNet helicopter to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, troopers said. The boy, whose name was withheld by troopers, was in stable condition, they said Tuesday.

Raymond C. Bottass, 40, of West Hartford, Conn., was charged with second-degree vehicular assault, a felony, and driving while intoxicated, troopers said.

Bottass had cuts on his upper-right arm and right shin and an injury to his right shoulder, troopers said.

He was treated at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center in Johnson City and released. Bottass wasn't wearing a helmet, troopers said.

Bottass then was taken to Hancock Town Court where he was arraigned, and bail was set at $2,500 cash, or $5,000 bond. He was sent to Delaware County jail, where he posted bail, troopers said.

The accident reported at about 5 p.m. Monday was on French Woods Road near Ridge Runner Road in Hancock, troopers said.

Three dirt bike riders rode ahead of Bottass, troopers said, and after his 10-year-old son turned around and was riding back toward his father, the two collided because they couldn't see each other on a curve in the roadway.

The investigation is continuing, troopers said.

Hancock and Broome County emergency squads were called to the scene, troopers said.

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