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Motorcyclist charged with felony DWI

An Erie County sheriff's deputy charged a Williamsville man with felony driving while intoxicated, following a routine traffic stop of the man's motorcycle early today.

Deputy Robert Kolmetz was on routine patrol on Transit Road in the Town of Clarence when he saw the motorcycle being driven in an erratic manner, according to police reports. The deputy followed the vehicle onto McKinley Avenue, where he stopped it at about 2:10 a.m.

Donald L. Sabo, 41, was charged with felony DWI after a computer check revealed a prior drunken-driving conviction.


Duplex owner files charges against activist

A Buffalo neighborhood activist already facing Housing Court problems was allowed to remain free without bail today after a City Court session on a criminal complaint lodged against him by an Essex Street duplex owner.

Harvey A. Garrett Jr., 39, of Richmond Avenue, was ordered by City Judge Debra L. Givens to return to court Oct. 17 for further proceedings on criminal harassment and trespassing charges.

Garrett said his case stems from an incident July 30, when he was mowing the grass on city-owned property. The property is near a duplex owned by Gary Keohane. Keohane could not be reached to comment on his complaint.

City Judge Diane Y. Devlin has scheduled a court session next Thursday on the housing violation charges lodged against Garrett several months ago by the city Department of Permit and Inspection Services over alleged problems with his Victorian home.

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