>Driver behind wheel in ditch is arrested
A Gowanda man found sitting behind the wheel of a car in a ditch early this morning has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated, Erie County sheriff's officials said.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m., Deputy Brad Ballantyne was called to check on the occupied car in the ditch on Route 438 on the Seneca Nation of Indians territory.
Ballantyne, assisted by a Gowanda police officer, charged Ronald W. Jamieson, 36, of Route 438, with felony DWI, due to a previous drunken-driving conviction in 2006, and aggravated unlicensed operation, for driving with a revoked license, sheriff's deputies said.
Jamieson also was ticketed for failure to maintain a proper lane.