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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 …

A Niagara Falls man was charged with driving while intoxicated Thursday, following a one-car crash on Route 104 underneath the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, according to State Police. Timothy O’Keefe, 48, was traveling north on Route 104 when he swerved to the right and struck a guardrail, State Police said. O'Keefe's vehicle crossed four lanes of traffic, struck the op…

The Erie County Sheriff's Office reported five drunk driving arrests from over the weekend: Shawn Shearer, 38, of Orchard Park failed multiple field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breath test after he was stopped about 2:08 a.m. Saturday on Transit Road in Elma. A deputy observed Shearer's vehicle swerving in and out of its lane of travel. Shearer was charged…

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A Buffalo man was sentenced to a year and a half in prison for a drunken driving crash that paralyzed another driver. Kevin Reyome, 55, was sentenced by Erie County Judge Kenneth F. Case on Friday. In March, Reyome pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular assault and leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. Shortly after midnight on Sept. 16, Reyome drove his…

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A Cheektowaga woman was charged with drunk driving while also transporting three children under the age of 16 in her vehicle. State police said one of the three children in Joanne L. Batch's car called 911 because of her erratic driving Saturday night. When troopers caught up to her about 10:45 p.m. on West Yorkshire Road in the Town of Yorkshire in Cattaraugus Count…

An Olean man was arrested on a felony drunk driving charge after New York State troopers observed him driving recklessly. Gary G. Lerchen, 65, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after troopers stopped him shortly after 5 p.m. Monday on Route 16 in Machias for crossing the center line, state police said. While interviewing Lerchen, troopers said they could…

BATAVIA – A Batavia man was arrested for drunken driving Wednesday by State Police following a traffic stop on West Main Street in the Town of Batavia. Daniel Difrancesco, 35, was stopped for having a broken taillight, police said. He was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and arraigned in Town of Batavia Court.  

A Silver Creek man was charged with drunk driving Monday after a two-car collision on Route 5 and Route 20 in Hanover,. Deputies said Nathaniel D. Bagwell, 33, was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated state about 4:12 p.m. when he struck another motor vehicle that was stopped at a red light. Bagwell was accused of driving while intoxicated,  driving with .08 of 1 per…

A Lockport woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after state troopers found her passed out Sunday in the driver's seat of car in a Denny's parking lot on South Transit Road in the town, according to authorities. Sara J. Schramm, 38, was found sleeping in the driver's seat of the vehicle, with the engine still running, state troopers said. A strong odor of …

Two men were charged by West Seneca police with driving under the influence of a substance in separate incidents less than 12 hours apart. Joshua J. Huber of Orchard Park was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an injury accident after the vehicle he was driving struck another vehicle about 4:40 p.m. in the 1300 block of Union Road. Officers …

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A Dunkirk man faces drunken-driving charges after a rollover crash Thursday on Van Buren Road in Pomfret, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Richard Eckstrom, 54, was additionally charged with making an unsafe lane change and driving at an imprudent speed. Deputies responded to the scene shortly before 5:30 p.m. Eckstrom's vehicle left the south side o…

State police charged a Chautauqua County man with driving while intoxicated and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Jason Dustin, 44, of the Town of Poland was  pulled over on West Main Street in  the Town of Falconer for a traffic violation and arrested after failing several field sobriety tests, according to state police. Two children, both under 16 year…

A Buffalo woman was arrested by New York State Police in Jamestown on a charge of driving while intoxicated. After receiving a report of a woman motorist leaving a Foote Avenue gas station in a possibly intoxicated condition Friday, Troopers pulled over Michelle Harrison, 35. Troopers said they saw her driving without any lights. Harrison was charged with DWI and add…

A Lockport woman was arrested Saturday with driving while intoxicated, speeding and consuming alcohol while in a motor vehicle following a traffic stop on Transit Road in the Town of Lockport. Rose A. Opera, 52, was stopped by New York State Troopers for traveling 61 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone. Opera was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests.  Sh…