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Wrong-way driver on 400 facing multiple charges

A man driving his car the wrong way on Route 400 faces several charges.

State police say that David C. Settlecowski, 27, of Orchard Park, was driving his black Chevrolet Impala south in the northbound lanes at about 3 a.m. Sunday. He was stopped as he exited the highway at Transit Road.

Troopers say he was charged with driving while intoxicated. He also was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Police said they found him with a baggie of cocaine and three pipes with marijuana residue.

Settlecowski was ordered to appear in Elma Town Court.


Vehicle containing 2 bodies pulled from Niagara River

FORT ERIE, Ont. -- A vehicle containing two bodies was pulled from the Niagara River here Sunday, a day after it apparently missed a stop sign and hit a boat ramp before entering the river, police said.

Niagara Regional Police were called to the Niagara River Parkway at Netherby Road at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday by a passer-by who reported that the boat ramp there had been severely damaged.

The vehicle was located in water a little more than 200 yards north of the boat dock at about 5 p.m. Saturday. It was recovered Sunday.

Police did not release any information about the victims pending notification of relatives. Anyone with information about the incident to call them at (905) 688-4111, Ext. 5500.


DWI, leaving the scene of an accident charged

A Lackawanna man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, Buffalo police reported Sunday.

Officers said Edward Jarzembak, 49, of Kimberly Lane, was arrested after his car struck another vehicle and left the scene. They said the other driver followed him to the 800 block of Tonawanda Street, where police conducted a field sobriety test.

Investigators said he registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.26 percent.


Two charged with DWI in separate incidents

West Seneca police charged two women with drunken driving in two separate incidents Sunday morning.

Police said one was a case of road rage. Lt. Edward Baker said Shawn M. Keem, 52, of West Seneca, struck another vehicle at about 2:45 a.m.

"According to the victim, she cut over abruptly into his lane and struck the passenger side," he said.

The victim called police, who responded and found the two cars stopped on Seneca Street near Harlem Road. Keem was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and failure to stay in a driving lane. Baker said her blood-alcohol content was 0.20.

Baker said that in another incident at about 6 a.m., a woman was discovered in her car on Orchard Park Road near Berg Road. Police said she was staring blankly while blocking a lane of traffic. She was asked to perform several field sobriety tests.

Police then charged Korey Ann Rogers, 29, of Blasdell, with driving while intoxicated, driving with blood alcohol-content above 0.08 and obstructing an intersection.


Report of shots fired leads to arrest

Buffalo police responding to a report of shots being fired at 126 Hoyt St., on the city's West Side, say they found a man leaving the area with a stolen Smith and Wesson revolver Sunday morning.

Police say they charged Myles Taylor, no age or address given, with possession of a weapon and possession of stolen property.


Fire in vacant house causes $50,000 damage

Buffalo firefighters extinguished a fire in a vacant house at 69 Blake St., near Genesee Street, Sunday morning.

Dispatchers received the call at about 9:30 a.m. The fire apparently began on the first floor and extended to the second, causing an estimated $50,000 damage. The cause is under investigation.

Flames scorched the house next door, at 65 Blake, causing $1,000 damage, fire officials said.


Gunfire strikes house and a parked car

Someone sprayed the house at 114 Domedion Ave. with gunfire at about 4 a.m. Sunday, a woman inside the home at the time told Buffalo police.

The approximately six shots hit the house, which is near Genesee Street on the city's East Side, and an auto parked outside, police reported.


DWI charged after car hits mailbox, ends up in ditch

A driver whose car hit a mailbox and then went into a ditch has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

Randall W. Keen, 40, of Trevett Road, Springville, was found with a blood-alcohol content of 0.16 percent at about 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Erie County sheriff's deputies who responded to the accident on Trevett Road in Concord.

Keen was ticketed and ordered to appear in Concord Town Court.