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Deputies make DWI arrests on land and water

Erie County deputies made DWI arrests on land and water Thursday.

A 26-year-old driver with a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit was arrested following a traffic stop in the Town of Elma, Erie County sheriff’s deputies reported this morning.

Deputy Tim Christian pulled over a vehicle being driven erratically about 8:20 p.m. Thursday night on Bowen Road. Jeremy M. Pettigrew, had a BAC of .29 percent, deputies said.

Pettigrew was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane, unsafe turn and driving with open alcoholic beverages. He was released on tickets to appear in Elma Town Court.

Meanwhile, Deputies Mike Okal and Tim Coulombe were on marine patrol Thursday night in the Erie Canal when they charged Justin D. Ksiazek, 26, of Kenmore with boating while intoxicated.

Ksiazek, who had a BAC of .18, more than twice the legal limit for operating a vessel, also was charged with operating without navigation lights. He was issued tickets to appear in Tonawanda City Court.