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> Woman faces DWI count after hitting pole, vehicle

NIAGARA FALLS -- A woman was charged with drunken driving late Saturday after her vehicle sideswiped a telephone pole, then struck another vehicle.

Christine M. Capone, 50, of Fourth Street, was charged with driving while intoxicated at about 9:30 p.m. on Fourth Street, according to a city police report.

Capone had rear-ended another vehicle after she hit the pole, but the other vehicle left the scene because no damage had been done, the report said.

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> Man accused of damaging vehicle with his car door

NIAGARA FALLS -- A city man accused of damaging another vehicle in a restaurant parking lot when he opened his car door was charged with criminal mischief early Sunday, according to a Niagara Falls police report.

Joseph M. Hoopstick, 26, of 93rd Street, was confronted by police in the bathroom inside Denny's, 8020 Niagara Falls Blvd., at about 2:10 a.m. after a woman complained that he refused to provide his insurance information.

Hoopstick, who appeared intoxicated, according to the report, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. He also allegedly used a racial slur as he was escorted from the restaurant by officers.

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> Four people arrested on DWI charges

LOCKPORT -- Four people were arrested on drunken driving charges in separate incidents early Sunday across Niagara County, including a Lockport woman who had an 8-month-old child in her vehicle at the time.

Jamie L. Manhardt, 25, of Tonawanda Creek Road, was pulled over on Sunset Drive near Niagara Street Extension in Lockport just after 3 a.m., according to a Niagara County Sheriff's Office report. Manhardt registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.14 percent, according to the report.

The report also indicated she admitted she had been drinking at a relative's home in Niagara Falls, had an argument with the father of her child and forced the man out of the vehicle before she was stopped.

Manhardt was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle and child endangerment.

In the other cases:

* Dianne M. Hurtgam, 51, of East Lake Road, Appleton, was arrested at about 1:45 a.m. on Lockport-Olcott Road in Newfane. Hurtgam allegedly crossed over the double yellow line and the fog line twice before she was pulled over by a sheriff's deputy.

Hurtgam registered a 0.10 percent blood-alcohol content and was charged with two counts of DWI and failing to stay in a designated lane.

* William M. Ingwersen, 40, of Andrews Road, Ransomville, was charged with drunken driving after he allegedly backed out of a driveway on Townline Road near Beach Ridge Road in Wheatfield and nearly struck a sheriff's patrol car at about 1:30 a.m.

When Ingwersen was pulled over, he exited his vehicle and tried to go into a nearby residence, according to the Sheriff's Office report.

He took a breath test about 50 minutes after he was taken into custody and registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 percent, the report said. He was charged with two counts of DWI and unsafe backing.

* Steven R. Jamieson, 24, of Munson Avenue, Niagara Falls, was pulled over on Military Road near Laur Road in the Town of Niagara at about 12:50 a.m. after his vehicle nearly struck another vehicle, according to a sheriff's report.

Jamieson registered a blood alcohol content of 0.21 percent and was charged with aggravated DWI, driving while intoxicated, driving without a valid inspection certificate and failing to yield the right of way, the report said.

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> Disorderly conduct suspect accused of trashing cell

NIAGARA FALLS -- A woman attending a wedding reception in a Rainbow Boulevard hotel was arrested for disorderly conduct and later charged with criminal mischief after damaging her holding cell in the city lockup.

Amanda C. Boyd, 21, of Mason Court, was yelling in the parking lot of Quality Hotel & Suites when she refused an officer's request to go back inside the building, according to a police report.

After she was arrested and taken to the city lockup, Boyd kicked the door and window of her holding cell, breaking the glass.

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