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Elma man faces felony DWI charges

Gary Golembiewski

An Elma man whose blood-alcohol level measured four times the legal limit was among two local motorists arrested on felony charges after being stopped by Erie County Sheriff's deputies in separate incidents, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Gary Golembiewski, 63, of Elma was arrested about 8:16 p.m. Wednesday after a deputy observed his vehicle swerve onto the shoulder on Bowen Road and across the double yellow line into oncoming traffic, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies had earlier received an anonymous citizen complaint about Golembiewski's alleged reckless driving.

Golembiewski was charged with felony aggravated DWI and felony DWI because of a previous conviction, and two vehicle and traffic violations. Golembiewski was held at the Erie County Holding Center on $500 bail.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Carlos Taylor, 20, of Grand Island at 2:28 a.m. Thursday after responding  to call about about a vehicle that had struck a traffic control sign in a traffic circle on Staley Road, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies discovered that his driver’s license had been revoked for failing to participate in a New York State Impaired Driver program. Deputies said Taylor refused to submit to a breath test.

Taylor was charged with a felony count of aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor count of DWI, and seven infractions.

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