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Not having both headlights on at night landed a Jamestown woman in jail for drunken driving early Saturday morning. Jamestown police stopped Tammy B. Arnold, 35, at North Main Street and East Fifth Street for having a headlamp out. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to the city jail, where a chemical test recorded her blood-alcohol content highe…

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A 28-year-old Buffalo motorist was charged with second-degree assault after he struck a police car and then tried to flee, police said. Andrew B. Goldsmith of Spring Street ran south on Elmwood Avenue after hitting the police vehicle at 615 West Ferry St., at 11:54 a.m. Saturday, police said. He was caught near 654 Elmwood, but broke the glass on the south-facing door o…

A City of Tonawanda woman faces felony drunk driving charges, after she crashed her vehicle into a pole at Delaware and Delton streets. Following the early morning accident Wednesday, Karli M. Holler, 30 of Gibson Street was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, in the first and second degrees, and six other t…

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A child custody dispute resulted in the arrest of a Buffalo man for driving while intoxicated Thursday, police said. Buffalo police were called to a Hertel Avenue address where they encountered a woman who told them that she did not want to release a child in her custody for visitation purposes. She said she feared the individual to whom she was supposed to turn the chi…

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A Chautauqua County woman was arrested by troopers on charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, according to State Police. Tonya Spallino, 39, of Kennedy, was involved in a one-car crash Sunday on Route 62 in the Town of Poland, where her vehicle ended up in a ravine, according to State Police. Spallino was extricated from her car by members of t…

A Jamestown man is facing drug and traffic charges after Jamestown police said he fled Monday during a traffic stop. Thomas A. Kimbrough Sr., 47, was observed shortly after 8 p.m. driving through a stop sign, police said. When officers attempted to pull Kimbrough over, he took off at a high rate of speed into the Town of Busti, through the Village of Lakewood and into t…

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A Town of Boston motorist was cited for drunk driving and drug possession Sunday after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a garage. Erie County Sheriff's deputies responded to the crash on Boston State Road in the Town of Boston around 7:30 P.M.  Deputies said the  vehicle was driven off the roadway, after which it struck a utility pole, then careened into a garage…

A Kenmore man was charged with driving while intoxicated Tuesday after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree in the City of Tonawanda, according to authorities. Andrew R. Schlegel, 33, of Wabash Avenue, was also charged with driving at an unreasonable speed in a rainstorm, making an improper left turn and unsafe lane usage, after crashing into a tree at about 2 p.m. …

A 27-year-old Cattaraugus man was arrested on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated Monday after he was stopped by Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies while operating an all-terrain vehicle on a highway without a helmet, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. Brent T. Moritz showed signs of intoxication, according to deputies, who stopped him …

A Niagara Falls man was charged with driving while intoxicated Thursday, following a one-car crash on Route 104 underneath the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, according to State Police. Timothy O’Keefe, 48, was traveling north on Route 104 when he swerved to the right and struck a guardrail, State Police said. O'Keefe's vehicle crossed four lanes of traffic, struck the op…

The Erie County Sheriff's Office reported five drunk driving arrests from over the weekend: Shawn Shearer, 38, of Orchard Park failed multiple field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breath test after he was stopped about 2:08 a.m. Saturday on Transit Road in Elma. A deputy observed Shearer's vehicle swerving in and out of its lane of travel. Shearer was charged…

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A Buffalo man was sentenced to a year and a half in prison for a drunken driving crash that paralyzed another driver. Kevin Reyome, 55, was sentenced by Erie County Judge Kenneth F. Case on Friday. In March, Reyome pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular assault and leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. Shortly after midnight on Sept. 16, Reyome drove his…

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A Cheektowaga woman was charged with drunk driving while also transporting three children under the age of 16 in her vehicle. State police said one of the three children in Joanne L. Batch's car called 911 because of her erratic driving Saturday night. When troopers caught up to her about 10:45 p.m. on West Yorkshire Road in the Town of Yorkshire in Cattaraugus Count…

An Olean man was arrested on a felony drunk driving charge after New York State troopers observed him driving recklessly. Gary G. Lerchen, 65, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after troopers stopped him shortly after 5 p.m. Monday on Route 16 in Machias for crossing the center line, state police said. While interviewing Lerchen, troopers said they could…

BATAVIA – A Batavia man was arrested for drunken driving Wednesday by State Police following a traffic stop on West Main Street in the Town of Batavia. Daniel Difrancesco, 35, was stopped for having a broken taillight, police said. He was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and arraigned in Town of Batavia Court.