BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Sheriff’s Office had a busy night, making four driving while intoxicated arrests.
The first arrest was made at 9:30 p.m. on East Delevan Avenue, after deputies spotted a vehicle traveling erratically. Deputies arrested 44-year-old William E. Hackett, of Buffalo. They say a breath test revealed his blood alcohol content to be .16 percent, twice the legal limit. He was charged with DWI, equipment violations and traffic infractions.
Shortly after, 32-year-old Tabitha R. Schmigel, of Lackawanna, was stopped on Shepard Street. Officials say she had open alcoholic beverages in the vehicle and marijuana. She was arrested and charged with DWI, traffic infractions, and marijuana possession. Deputies say she refused to submit a breath test.
Twenty minutes later in Concord, deputies were making another DWI arrest. Officials say 46-year-old Jill A. Larosa, of Tonawanda, was driving erratically on Route 219 towards Springville. Deputies say citizens were contacted them complaining about the vehicle. Deputies say a breath test revealed an alleged .18 percent blood alcohol content, over twice the legal limit. She was charged with Aggravated DWI and traffic infractions.
Two hours later in Buffalo, a Depew man allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign, on Krupp Avenue at Broadway. Deputies say 60-year-old Dennis J. Stanek was allegedly driving on a suspended license. He is charged with with DWI (Drugs), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and traffic infractions.
With these arrests, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office says they have made 232 DWI arrests in 2013.
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