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Man charged with DWI after hit-and-run crash with Amish buggy

A Falconer man was charged with driving while intoxicated and other offenses Sunday after his vehicle struck an Amish buggy in the Town of Poland, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.

Nicholas A. Taylor, 34, was arrested for DWI, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and other charges after deputies said they found him in his vehicle in a ditch nearby.

At about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a report of a vehicle striking an Amish buggy on Quaint Road in the Town of Poland. The vehicle involved in the accident had left the scene prior to the deputies' arrival, they said, and they located the vehicle in a ditch on Stahlman Road in Poland.

Deputies said that Taylor was driving southbound on Quaint when he crossed over into the opposite lane and struck a northbound Amish buggy. A 16-year-old occupant of the Amish buggy sustained minor injuries.

Taylor was turned over to Jamestown police due to an active warrant out of the City of Jamestown.

Taylor will appear in Town of Poland Court at a later date to answer charges, which also include unlicensed operator, expired inspection, move from lane unsafely and failure to keep right.


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