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Amherst man accused of driving intoxicated for 3rd time

An Amherst man was arrested Friday on driving while intoxicated charges for the third time in the past 10 years.

Kyle Damstetter, 40, of Pheasant Run Road, Amherst, was jailed in lieu of bail by Amherst Town Justice Kara A. Buscaglia following his arrest in the 800 block of Millersport Highway about 1:30 a.m. on a felony drunken driving charge. Damstetter registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.14 percent, nearly twice the state's legal limit, according to an Amherst Police arrest report. Bail was set at $5000 cash or a $15,000 bond.

Attorney Paul Kullman, who represented Damstetter during the arraignment, said Damstetter has two prior convictions in the past 10 years for driving while his ability was impaired by alcohol.


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