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Woman charged with DWI after vehicle nearly hit patrol car head-on, deputies say

A Cattaraugus County woman was arrested Sunday evening for driving while intoxicated and several other charges after deputies say she almost hit a patrol vehicle head-on.

According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, Lana K. Watt, 50, of Coldspring, was driving in the oncoming lane of traffic on Route 394 in Coldspring, "almost striking the patrol vehicle head-on." Deputies said that the patrol car "had to come to a stop and leave the roadway to avoid a collision."

Deputies say Watt became combative and refused to provide identifying information while she was being taken into custody, and that she refused to submit to a breath test at the sheriff's office. Deputies' investigation revealed that her license had been revoked for failure to comply with New York State's Impaired Driving Program.

She was arrested for DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to maintain lane, failure to keep right, resisting arrest and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

She was processed and released to a third party, officials said.

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