On August 30, 2019, New York State Police report that troopers conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Broadway in the Village of Alden. The following subjects were arrested and charged with DWI. They were all released with appearance tickets for Alden Court:
Donald C. Babcock Jr, 31 of Lancaster, .10% BAC
Allison Gaze, 26 of Cheektowaga, 14% BAC
Darren A. Nowak, 49 of Alden, .08% BAC
Nathan P. Hopkins, 21 of Depew, .12% BAC
Daniel J. Halicki, 31 of Lancaster, .10% BAC
Approximately 650 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. In addition to the 5 DWI arrests, 11 other tickets were issued for various violations and one vehicle was towed due to a lack of registration.
Jeremy L. Smith’s Hummer Ride While DWI 2nd Time at Bat
While on routine patrol on Friday, August 30, in Watkins Glen, New York State Police observed a Hummer H2 repeatedly leave the lane of traffic on County Route 23. Police stopped the vehicle and asked the driver of the vehicle, Jeremy L. Smith, 36, of Watkins Glen, if he had been drinking. Smith denied consuming any alcoholic beverages but he did appear to be intoxicated.
Smith was unable to complete roadside sobriety testing and he tested positive for the presence of alcohol. Smith’s car was towed and Smith was transported to the Montour Falls station. Smith’s breath sample tested at a BAC of .13%, well above the legal limit of .08%. Smith was arrested for Aggravated DWI because he was already operating under a conditional license from a prior DWI conviction. Smith appeared before the Town of Hector court and is set to return to court at a later date.
Jeffrey Berry busted for DWI
New York State Police report that on August 27, 2019, Troopers out of SP Wolcott arrested Jeffrey B. Berry, 27, of Canandaigua, New York for driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC greater than .08% and failure to keep right.
Berry was stopped on State Route 104 in the Town of Sodus for failing to keep right. He was placed under arrest after failing standard field sobriety tests. Berry was transported to SP Williamson where he provided a breath sample of .12% BAC. He was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Sodus Court on September 11, 2019.