BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Sheriff’s Office reports five drunk driving arrests from over the weekend. Three of the arrests involved drivers who allegedly had at least twice the legal blood alcohol content.
Just before midnight on Friday, deputies say they stopped 36-year-old Vernon McCutcheon for erratic operation on East Delavan Avenue near Courtland. A breath test revealed an alleged .16 percent BAC. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated unlicensed operation and traffic infractions. He faces a felony charge because his license was revoked because of prior DWI arrests.
About four hours later, the sheriff’s office stopped a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Monique Blue.The Erie, Pennsylvania resident allegedly drove through a red light at Grider Street and Pembroke Avenue, nearly striking a deputy’s vehicle. A breath test revealed an alleged .18 percent BAC, more than twice the legal limit. Blue is charged with aggravated DWI, unlicensed operation and traffic infractions. She was taken to the Erie County Holding Center on $500 bail.
Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s office says they stopped 53-year-old Debra Liptak for equipment violations while on patrol in Amherst. The Williamsville resident took a breath test that revealed an alleged .18 percent BAC. She was charged with aggravated DWI and traffic infractions.
Two hours later police stopped a vehicle for erratic operation on Route 400. A vehicle driven by 28-year-old Brian Keitz, of Lancaster, allegedly drove down the shoulder of the road. Deputies charged him with DWI and multiple traffic infractions. The sheriff’s office says he refused to submit a breath test.
Less than half an hour later, another driver refused to submit a breath test. A deputy stopped 23-year-old Donald Stevenson, of Buffalo, in Clarence for allegedly driving all over both lanes of Main Street. Stevenson was charged with DWI, open alcohol beverages and traffic infractions.
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