Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office DWI arrests:
On 8-3-14 around 2:15 AM deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on Hart St. in the Town of Sherman. The driver was identified as Mark E Griswold, 53, of Clymer, NY and upon investigation it is alleged that he was intoxicated. Griswold was taken in to custody and arraigned in the Town of Sherman court on the charges of speed in zone, and DWI. Griswold was released by the court to appear at a later date.
Chautauqua County Sheriffs Office received a complaint of a vehicle driving in an unsafe manner on Route 394 in the Town of Chautauqua. The complainant was able to follow the vehicle into Mayville at which point Sheriff’s patrol responded. After an investigation Thomas D. Przepiora, 59, of Mayville, NY was arrested for DWI and subsequently the Aggravated DWI Per Se and felony aggravated unlicensed operation. Subject is to return to Chautauqua Court at a later date.
On 08/02/2014 at approximately 3:53am, Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies stopped a vehicle for observed traffic violations on East Chautauqua Street in the Village of Mayville. Investigation led to the operator of this vehicle, Joshua R Asel, 24 of Mayville, to be intoxicated. Asel was taken into custody and charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI, Operate Above-Blood Content .08 or Higher, Fail To Stop For Stop Sign, Failure to Keep Right. Asel was processed and later released to appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.
On 7/18/14 at around 11:36pm, Deputies stopped a vehicle for having inadequate headlights on Main Street in the Village of Bemus Point. The operator was identified as Aislyn G. Carlson, 27, of Lakewood, NY. Following an investigation, Carlson was arrested for driving while intoxicated. She was taken into custody for processing and charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI (B.A.C. of .18% or greater) inadequate headlights and unlicensed operator. Carlson was later released and will appear in the Town of Ellery Court at a later date.
On 7-19-14 at around 2:20AM, Sheriff’s patrol stopped a vehicle on Foote Avenue in Jamestown after noticing that it was riding on the rim of a blown front tire and had what appeared to be fresh collision damage and mud on the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was also leaking a significant amount of anti-freeze. When Deputies approached the operator, it was observed that the vehicle’s airbags had blown and the operator was injured. The operator was identified as Larry P. Babcock Jr, 31, of Jamestown, NY. An ambulance was called to the scene to evaluate Babcock and medics determined he was going to flown by Starflight helicopter to Hamot hospital in Erie, PA. Deputies located a crash site on Foote Avenue Extension in the Town of Kiantone where Babcock drove off the road and struck an earth embankment. Parts of Babcock’s vehicle were located at that site, verifying the location. Deputies interviewed Babcock at Hamot, and following the investigation, Babcock was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and other traffic infractions. Upon Deputies departure from Hamot, it was learned that Babcock’s injuries are non-life threatening, and he was in stable condition. Babcock will answer the charges in Kiantone Town Court on a future date.
On 7-18-14 around 2:40AM deputies stopped a vehicle near Hazen Rd in the Town of Mina for failing to signal a turn. Deputies identified the driver as Skyler E Liddell, 20, of Bemus Point, NY. Upon investigation it was determined that Liddell was intoxicated. Liddell was arrested and charged with No Turn Signal, DWI, DWI Per Se. Liddell will appear in the Town of Mina Court at a later date.
On 7/16/2014 at about 10:17 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies allegedly observed a vehicle to fail to stop at a stop sign on Alleghany Rd. in the Town of Hanover. The vehicle was stopped, and Tina C. Schultz, 34, of Depew, NY was identified as its operator. Through an investigation, Deputies allege that Schultz was operating her vehicle while in an intox…icated condition and did arrest her for DWI. Schultz was proceesed and later released with traffic citations charging her with Fail to Stop at a Stop Sign, Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Operating with less than Two Headlamps, DWI, and DWI Per-Se. Schultz will appear in Hanover Court at a later date and time to answer her charges.
On July 13, 2014 at around 3:30 am Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a suspicious situation in the Town of Hanover. Upon Arrival Deputies located a vehicle that appeared to have been in an accident that was parked off the roadway. Operator of the vehicle was still in the vehicle and was identified as Timothy S. Murphy, 64, of Angola NY. After an investigation it was found that Murphy had been operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Murphy was charged with DWI common law and refusal to take breath test. Murphy was arraigned in the Town of Hanover Court and remanded Chautauqua County Jail on bail.
On July 12, 2014 at 10:23 pm, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Navigation Patrol performed a stop of a boat for improper navigation lights at night time on Chautauqua Lake. Based upon further investigation Edmond R. Shultz Jr., 60, of Bonita Springs, Florida was found to be intoxicated while operating a vessel on the waterway. Shultz was arrested for BWI and BWI per se .08 or greater. Shultz was released a short time later to appear at a later date in the Town of North Harmony Court.
On 7/12/2014 at about 11:33 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies on patrol on Rt 5 in the Town of Portland allegedly observed a westbound vehicle make several lane violations. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle, and Alex J. Aviles-Sanchez, 31, of Erie, Pennsylvania was identified as the vehicle’s operator. Through a short investigation, Deputies allege that Aviles-Sanchez was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition and did arrest him for DWI. Further investigation revealed that two of Aviles-Sanchez’ passengers were children under the age of 16 which makes this DWI arrest a felony under Leandra’s Law. Aviles Sanchez was processed and charged with various lane violations, DWI, and Felony DWI-Leandra’s Law. Aviles-Sanchez was arraigned in the Town of Portland Court where he was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail with no bail.
On July 13, 2014 Chautauqua County Sheriffs Office received a complaint of a large party with at 10117 Bradigan Road in the Town of Hanover. Deputies and the New York State Police located and broke up the large party. Jessica L. Small, 18, of Forestville, NY was identified as the person hosting the party and was charged with Unlawful Dealing With A Child In the First Degree, for permitting alcohol to be served. Small will appear in the Town of Hanover Court at a later date.
On 7-12-14 at around 2:29AM, Sheriff’s Patrol stopped a vehicle on Route 430 in the Town of Ellery for having an expired registration. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Claytoven A. Leeper, 24, of Jamestown. Following an investigation, Leeper was arrested for driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of alcohol and drugs. Additionally, he was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marihuana at the time of his arrest. Leeper was processed and later released. He will answer the charges in Ellery Town Court on a future date.
On 7-11-14 at around 3:18AM, Sheriff’s Patrol stopped a speeding motorist on Interstate 86 in the Town of Ellery. The operator was identified as Ashlyn N. Terry, 18, of Jamestown. Following an investigation, Terry was arrested for driving while intoxicated. She was taken into custody and charged with DWI, DWI Per Se, and Speeding. She will answer the charges in Ellery Town Court later.
On 6/22/14 the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible motor vehicle accident on Quaint Rd in the Town of Poland. The vehicle in question was located at a residence on Quaint Rd. An investigation led to the arrest of Jeffrey C. Lott, 68, of Falconer, NY for Driving While Intoxicated. Lott was taken into custody for processing. Further investigation found Lott had left the scene of a property damage accident without reporting and nearly struck 3 subjects who were walking down Quaint Rd near Clay Pond Rd. Lott was released with tickets and is to appear in the Town of Poland Court at a later date.
On 5-11-14 around 2:50AM deputies while patrolling Rt 62 came across several individuals cleaning debris from the roadway. The deputy stopped to investigate and while doing so a vehicle pulled up to the scene. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jordan P Ricotta, 20 of Kennedy, NY. Upon investigation it was determined that Ricotta was intoxicated and was taken into custody. Ricotta was charged with DWI and DWI Per Se BAC .08% or higher. Ricotta was released with tickets to appear in the Town of Poland Court at a later date.