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Drive through weekend accident scene leads to DWI charge

YORKSHIRE – State troopers investigating a personal-injury accident in Cattaraugus County over the weekend wound up arresting another motorist, who was accused of driving drunk through the accident scene, State Police at Machias reported Monday.

Troopers Kevin Wiles and Timothy Pompeo were investigating the original accident on McKinstry Road in the Town of Yorkshire at about 3 a.m. Saturday, when a gray van drove past the emergency vehicles into a yard and through the accident scene before the driver parked in the driveway.

The troopers charged Jamie P. Havens, 39, of McKinstry Road, with driving while intoxicated. He later recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 percent, according to police reports.