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An Akron man who fled the scene of an injury accident could face a maximum of one year in jail when he is sentenced Aug. 14 in State Supreme Court, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 40-year-old Matthew Jendresky pleaded guilty Thursday to leaving the scene of an incident without reporting it, a felony, and to driving while intoxic…

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The driver who crashed through the front door of a house on Knox Road in East Aurora early Tuesday morning was being followed by a police officer who was trying to pull him over, according to East Aurora police. The crash, which involved a seminarian at Christ the King seminary, happened at a curve on Knox Road less than a quarter-mile from the seminary's driveway, East…

City of Tonawanda

A City of Tonawanda man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after a crash Monday night in Niagara Falls, according to a police report. The crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. on Buffalo Avenue near 58th Street. A driver told police another car tried to pass her on the right as she headed east on Buffalo Avenue, sideswiped her vehicle and crashed into a …

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A Hamburg man with two prior convictions for driving while intoxicated was charged with felony DWI Sunday night after Orchard Park police said he fled the scene of a crash. An Orchard Park police officer saw a pickup driver run a red light and crash into another vehicle at the intersection of Southwestern Boulevard and Orchard Park Road about 10:40 p.m. Sunday, poli…

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A man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he twice got stuck in a yard, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. David J. Smith, 50, of Bennington was arrested on DWI charges April 19. Deputies received a call from a Burrough Road resident who reported that Smith "had gotten stuck in their yard and was now causing issues," according to a press r…

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A man who "made an inquiry" of a deputy and then allegedly drove off erratically was arrested Sunday for felony driving while intoxicated, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. John R. Benton, 61, of Darien was arrested on charges of felony DWI, felony DWI with previous conviction and failure to keep right. The deputy suspected Benton may have been intoxi…

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A Jamestown woman was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated early Tuesday morning after Jamestown Police said her chemical breath test resulted in a blood alcohol level over four times the legal limit. Aislyn G. Carlson, 32, was charged with aggravated DWI, DWI and unlicensed operator by Jamestown Police after officers found her sleeping inside her vehicle w…

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A Lancaster man was charged with driving while intoxicated and using his cellphone while driving following an April 4 rollover crash in Java, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. Jack R. Boltz, 25, was charged with DWI, operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device, reckless driving and other driving offenses, according to authorities. …

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An Erie County woman who was arrested on drunken driving charges early Wednesday night also assaulted a Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputy, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. Kiersten K. Kennedy, 24, of Lawtons, was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, aggravated DWI (having a blood-alcohol content of .18 or higher), DWI and moving from lane…

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A Jamestown man was charged with driving while intoxicated early Saturday after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies found him walking down the road in Stockton, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called to an area on Route 60 at about 7:20 a.m. for a motorcyclist who abandoned his bike on the roadway and may have been intoxicated. Deputies determined Grant H. …

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A Town of Tonawanda man was arrested on several charges Sunday evening after he was found passed out at the wheel in a turning lane of Twin City Highway, according to the City of Tonawanda Police Department. Jacob T. Pettit, 18, was charged with driving while ability impaired, driving while intoxicated and other drug and traffic charges at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. City of T…

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A woman was arrested Wednesday in Allegany County for driving while intoxicated after allegedly recording a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit, according to New York State police. Abbye N. Wyffels, 21, of Farmington in Ontario County, was arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated. She recorded a .26 percent BAC, police said. The legal limit for in…

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Genesee County sheriff’s deputies didn’t travel far late Saturday to charge a Batavia man with driving while intoxicated. Deputies said they found Douglas A. Spencer IV shortly before midnight in the parking lot of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office at 165 Park Road. Spencer was sitting in his vehicle with an open container, deputies said. Spencer, 37, was charge…

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A Lewiston woman who crashed into a Niagara Falls house early Wednesday morning was charged with driving while intoxicated, according to a police report. The crash happened at about 2:20 a.m. on Lewiston Road, near College Avenue. The driver of the Toyota Camry had left the scene by the time police arrived. Officers searched the area and found Mikaela Prygon, 19, who…

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Reports of a suspicious car in a Grand Island apartment complex parking lot resulted in a Youngstown man being arrested on driving while intoxicated and drug charges early Friday morning, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Vincent Ligammari, 27, was arrested on felony counts of DWI-previous conviction and criminal possession of a controlled substance after d…