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Deputies make four DWI arrests over the weekend

An Alden man whose vehicle was parked and facing the wrong way on Wende Road in the Town of Alden early Sunday was one of four persons arrested by Erie County Sheriff’s deputies for driving while intoxicated over the past weekend.

The Alden man, Richard Thurnherr III, 39, was charged with felony DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, circumventing a court ordered interlock device, refusal to take a breath test and parked facing the wrong way. Deputies said Thurnherr’s license had been revoked for a previous DWI conviction.

Also Sunday, Ashley Kerr, 18, of Evans was charged with aggravated DWI after her vehicle was found in a ditch on Sulphur Spring Road in the Town of Brant, police said. Deputies said she had a blood alcohol content of 0.18 percent.

Brendon McClain, 46, of Concord was arrested early Sunday after deputies said they observed his vehicle driving on the shoulder of a ramp of Route 219. Police said McClain had four active suspensions on his license for failure to pay fines and answer summonses. He was charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, driving without a license and driving on the shoulder. Police said his blood alcohol level was 0.15 percent.

On Friday morning, Thomas Kolt, 27, of Buffalo, was found slumped over the steering wheel in a parking lot at 5110 Main Street, Amherst, officials said. A breath test revealed his blood alcohol content was 0.11 percent and he was released on appearance tickets, police said.