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An Orchard Park man was charged Sunday morning with driving while intoxicated after police said they stopped him for speeding and found that he had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit. Police stopped a 2015 GMC Sierra pickup truck at about 12:20 a.m. Sunday morning after it was seen speeding on South Buffalo Street in the village. The driver, 33-year-old…

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A Hamburg man with a long history of suspended or revoked driver's licenses for alcohol-related offenses was arrested again early Sunday morning in the town of Orchard Park –  for drunk and unlicensed driving. Police stopped a 2015 Nissan Altima for speeding on Milestrip Road near Abbott Road at about 3 a.m. The car was driven by Joel Echeverria, 34, whose license had b…

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Jamestown police arrested a 50-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning after stopping her for making an improper right turn and having no tail lights. Officers stopped Roberta S. Johnson's vehicle on Tiffany Street in the city at about 2:24 a.m. After showing signs of intoxication, she was taken to Jamestown City Jail without incident an…

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A Mayville man and woman allegedly consuming alcoholic beverages in a parked vehicle early Friday on an open road were each cited by Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were on patrol at about 1 a.m. when they came upon a vehicle allegedly parked in the driving lane of Beaujean Road in the Town of Chautauqua, the S…

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There ought to be cousins. That's what Deanna Kwiatkowski Russo thinks about whenever she returns to Blasdell. She and her husband Jason have three young children who are always delighted to see their grandparents, but those little ones cannot fully understand what they've lost. The house should be in an uproar. Deanna's kids should be running around with other child…

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Jamestown police said they arrested a 59-year-old man Friday night for aggravated driving while intoxicated, after watching him trying to drive away while clearly drunk. Officers said they saw Tod J. Ness of Jamestown "displaying signs of intoxication" and stopped his vehicle when he tried to leave the area around 3 Winsor St., near an unrelated incident that police wer…

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Not having both headlights on at night landed a Jamestown woman in jail for drunken driving early Saturday morning. Jamestown police stopped Tammy B. Arnold, 35, at North Main Street and East Fifth Street for having a headlamp out. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to the city jail, where a chemical test recorded her blood-alcohol content highe…

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A 28-year-old Buffalo motorist was charged with second-degree assault after he struck a police car and then tried to flee, police said. Andrew B. Goldsmith of Spring Street ran south on Elmwood Avenue after hitting the police vehicle at 615 West Ferry St., at 11:54 a.m. Saturday, police said. He was caught near 654 Elmwood, but broke the glass on the south-facing door o…

A City of Tonawanda woman faces felony drunk driving charges, after she crashed her vehicle into a pole at Delaware and Delton streets. Following the early morning accident Wednesday, Karli M. Holler, 30 of Gibson Street was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, in the first and second degrees, and six other t…

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A child custody dispute resulted in the arrest of a Buffalo man for driving while intoxicated Thursday, police said. Buffalo police were called to a Hertel Avenue address where they encountered a woman who told them that she did not want to release a child in her custody for visitation purposes. She said she feared the individual to whom she was supposed to turn the chi…

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A Chautauqua County woman was arrested by troopers on charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, according to State Police. Tonya Spallino, 39, of Kennedy, was involved in a one-car crash Sunday on Route 62 in the Town of Poland, where her vehicle ended up in a ravine, according to State Police. Spallino was extricated from her car by members of t…

A Jamestown man is facing drug and traffic charges after Jamestown police said he fled Monday during a traffic stop. Thomas A. Kimbrough Sr., 47, was observed shortly after 8 p.m. driving through a stop sign, police said. When officers attempted to pull Kimbrough over, he took off at a high rate of speed into the Town of Busti, through the Village of Lakewood and into t…

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A Town of Boston motorist was cited for drunk driving and drug possession Sunday after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a garage. Erie County Sheriff's deputies responded to the crash on Boston State Road in the Town of Boston around 7:30 P.M.  Deputies said the  vehicle was driven off the roadway, after which it struck a utility pole, then careened into a garage…

A Kenmore man was charged with driving while intoxicated Tuesday after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree in the City of Tonawanda, according to authorities. Andrew R. Schlegel, 33, of Wabash Avenue, was also charged with driving at an unreasonable speed in a rainstorm, making an improper left turn and unsafe lane usage, after crashing into a tree at about 2 p.m. …

A 27-year-old Cattaraugus man was arrested on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated Monday after he was stopped by Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies while operating an all-terrain vehicle on a highway without a helmet, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. Brent T. Moritz showed signs of intoxication, according to deputies, who stopped him …