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Property damage accident ends in unusual double DWI case in Clarence

State troopers had an unusual double DWI case on their hands Tuesday when they were called to the scene of a property damage accident on Salt Road in Clarence.

When they arrived, troopers saw one car towing a second car that was badly damaged, according to a State Police statement.

The troopers pulled the two cars over and learned that William T. Timmons, 20, of Clarence, had been driving his car south on Salt when he hit a tree off the east shoulder.

Timmons said he called Karl E. Struebel, 21, of Clarence, to help him move his car from the scene of the accident.

Troopers observed that the two men seemed intoxicated and arrested both on charges of driving while intoxicated, officials said.

Breath tests showed Timmons had a blood-alcohol content of 0.18 percent – more than twice the legal limit – and Streubel’s was 0.13 percent.

Timmons was charged with aggravated DWI for having a BAC level of 0.18 percent or more, failure to keep right, leaving the scene of an accident and other traffic violations.

Streubel was charged with DWI and driving left of pavement markings.

They are scheduled to return to court Dec. 11.

Another man, Carl F. Jenkins, 20, of Clarence, who had been riding in Timmons’ vehicle while it was being towed, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana after he was found to have a metal pipe containing marijuana residue, State Police said.

His court return date is Nov. 29.