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Felony DWI charge follows a previous conviction

FREDONIA -- A Fredonia man faces felony charges for allegedly driving drunk after having a previous conviction for DWI in the past 10 years, state police reported Monday.

Eric M. Burlingame, 38, of Webster Road, was charged with felony DWI, aggravated DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and was cited for driving without headlights when he was arrested just before 2 a.m. Friday by state police on Route 60 in Pomfret.

Burlingame's licensed had previously been revoked because of his prior DWI conviction, state police said.

He is scheduled to be in court at a later date.

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Car overturns in crash, leading to DWI charge

VILLENOVA -- A Forestville man was charged with driving while intoxicated Monday following a one-car crash on Route 83, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said.

Eric J. Prince, 41, lost control of his vehicle while he was headed northeast at about 5 p.m., deputies said.

The vehicle overturned onto its hood and roof.

Prince was treated in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, for minor cuts, and his 6-year-old daughter, a passenger during the crash, was unhurt, deputies reported.

Prince was charged with DWI, crossing a hazard line and endangering the welfare of a child.

State police helped investigate the crash.

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$331 taken in burglary at Hertel liquor store

A Hertel Avenue liquor store was broken into late Sunday, according to Buffalo police.

A representative for West Hertel Liquors at 699 Hertel told police that just before midnight, one or more burglars broke the front glass door to the business with a concrete brick and took $331 from a rear file cabinet.

Northwest District police were investigating the report.

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Two deputies hurt trying to subdue Marilla man

Two Erie County sheriff's deputies suffered minor injuries while attempting to subdue a Marilla man during an early morning domestic dispute Saturday, Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported Monday.

Deputies Gene Nati and Daniel Milbrandt were treated in Erie County Medical Center and returned to duty after the scuffle with John S. Carosa, 45, of Marilla.

Police were called to a Jamison Road house just before 1 a.m. for a disturbance.

Police said Carosa was "aggressive and abusive" and became allegedly combative, fighting with deputies in an attempt to prevent his arrest.

The deputies suffered injuries to their hands in the ordeal.

Carosa was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center after being ordered held without bail.

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