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A Cattaraugus County man was stopped on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and arrested Saturday after State Police said they observed him making an unsafe lane change, according to State Police. James M. Nelson, 62, of Freedom, was charged with making an unsafe lane change and felony driving while intoxicated, State Police said. Nelson was arrested after 9:30 p.…

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A Cattaraugus County man was arrested for driving while intoxicated by State Police Sunday, following a motor vehicle accident on Bakerstand Road in the Town of Franklinville, according to State Police. According to State Police, Douglas R. Leroy, 65, of Franklinville, was arrested at about 9 p.m., after allegedly failing standard field sobriety tests, and was charged w…

An Amherst man was arrested on assault charges following an alleged altercation Saturday in a parking lot in Clarence, according to State Police. State Police said an investigation revealed that a couple was walking in front of the Aldi's on Transit Road in Clarence when Raed Saleh, 43, allegedly approached them in a vehicle. A verbal altercation allegedly ensued a…

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An Allegany County woman was arrested by state troopers for a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated, according to State Police. Frances M. Young, 57, of Belmont, was stopped at about 7 p.m. Sunday in the driveway of a residence while they were investigating a report of an intoxicated driver, State Police said. When they interviewed Young, state troopers said…

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A man allegedly driving recklessly with five children under 10 years old in his vehicle was arrested by State Police Saturday on Ruhlman Road in Lockport, State Police said. Troopers arrested Alexander C. Ruof-Brown, 26, of Lockport, on charges including criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a stimulant and aggravated driving while intoxicated under Le…

A Springville motorist with an inadequate muffler was stopped by State Police Sunday and arrested for drunk-driving, according to State Police. Steven J. Kreitzbender, 41, was stopped at about 9:37 p.m. on McKinstry Road, and charged with having an inadequate muffler, State Police said. Kreitzbender was placed under arrest after allegedly failing a series of field so…

A Wellsville man was arrested for drunk-driving by State Police after following an ambulance to a hospital in the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision, authorities said. Troopers arrested Paul J. Wright, 60, on Saturday after responding to a call from Jones Memorial Hospital for investigation of another accident, authorities said. At the hospital, troopers interact…

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A Niagara Falls man who went through a stop sign and a red light Friday was arrested by State Police, State Police said. Troopers stopped Demian P. Hernandez, 30, shortly before 11 a.m. on LaSalle Avenue after they observed him failing to stop for a stop sign and running a red light, State Police said. Troopers determined that Hernandez was intoxicated and in possess…

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A woman who used a counterfeit $100 bill to make a purchase at a gas station in Newstead is being sought by State Police, State Police said. The transaction occurred on Feb. 9, according to the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, which is seeking the public's help in identifying the woman, State Police said. The woman was a passenger in a dark-colored, 200…

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A Batavia man and woman were arrested for driving while intoxicated, he after he was stopped by State Police for speeding — and she after driving to the police barracks to pick him up, according to State Police. Troopers stopped Jay Markle, 60, for speeding Monday on Route 33 in the Town of Bergen in Genesee County, State Police said. Markle failed field sobriety tes…

A Cheektowaga man had a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit when he was arrested Thursday and charged driving while intoxicated, State Police said. Charles E. Voorhees, 39, was stopped at about 3 p.m. for speeding on State Route 20A in Wales. During their investigation, troopers said the smell of alcohol on Voorhees was apparent. He was administered a stan…

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A tractor-trailer hauling hazardous materials was engulfed in flames Thursday on the westbound Thruway in the Town of Sheridan in Chautauqua County, State Police said. The trailer contained sodium silicate powder, State Police said. The rig was in the right lane between the Silver Creek and Dunkirk exits, officials said. At 2:20 p.m., authorities said all westbound l…

A Niagara Falls woman was arrested and charged with drunken driving following a traffic stop on Lindberg Avenue in the city. Wanda Greig, 54, was stopped Saturday by New York State troopers for failing to keep right. Following the stop, troopers said they noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Greig's breath. After submitting her to sobriety tests, troopers took Greig into…

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A woman with a baby was arrested for allegedly smuggling marijuana and other controlled substances into Attica Correctional Facility while attempting to visit an inmate, according to State Police. Danielle A. Greene, 25, of Rochester, was accompanied on the visit Thursday by her 9-month-old daughter, State Police said. In addition to being arrested for promoting pris…

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A Wyoming County man was arrested by state troopers Friday for driving while his ability was impaired, after troopers allegedly found marijuana in his vehicle, according to State Police. Samuel M. Martin, 41, of the town of Warsaw, was stopped by troopers on Route 19 in Warsaw for an inadequate headlight, State Police said. State Police said they detected a strong od…