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Driver charged with aggravated DWI after being found slumped over at the wheel

A 24-year-old Sherman man found slumped over in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that was stopped in the travel lane, with its motor running, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated over the weekend, Chautauqua County sheriff’s officials reported.

Deputies on patrol found the stopped vehicle, with its lights on, at about 11:45 p.m. Friday on Conway Road in the Town of French Creek. They woke up the driver, Christian R. Kinney, who was unable to complete the roadside sobriety tests safely, according to police reports.

The deputies confiscated a switchblade knife and some marijuana. They charged Kinney with aggravated DWI, for a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent or higher, along with weapons possession, marijuana possession, having an open container of alcohol and parking on the highway, officials stated.