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DUNKIRK – A South Dakota man was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a hit-and-run accident early today, according to state police from the Fredonia barracks.

Troopers say John Spray, 33, drove into the back of another vehicle coming out of the Applebee’s on Vineyard Drive at about 12:10 a.m. He fled the scene but didn’t get far and was found by troopers at the Comfort Inn hotel across the street.

Spray was arrested after failing field sobriety tests and testing at the state police station found his blood alcohol level was 0.14 percent, well above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

He was arraigned in Dunkirk Town Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.

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