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Springville man faces felony drunk driving charge

A Springville man faces a felony drunk driving charge after being arrested Saturday night for the second time in four years, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

Nicaiah Ausman, 26, was spotted driving erratically on Elk Street without headlights on Saturday night, deputies said. Ausman, they said, drove through a stop sign, and failed to stay on the right side of the road.

Deputy Jonathan Hanna pulled Ausman over, suspected he was intoxicated, and took him to the Springville substation at about 9:15 p.m., authorities said. Ausman refused to submit to a breath test, deputies said.

Deputies learned Ausman had been convicted of drunk driving in 2009. Because of the prior conviction, he was charged Saturday night with felony drunk driving. He was also charged with driving without a license and numerous vehicle and traffic infractions. Ausman was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon, according to a press release issued by the Sheriff’s Office. The press release did not state what type of weapon was found, and no additional information was being released by the Sheriff’s Office.