Weekly Feature



2017-06-22 / Police Blotter

Woman claims she’s ‘too fat’ for sobriety tests

Saturday, June 10

• A Main Street woman reported that a vehicle struck a house and a male driver was slumped over the wheel. He was later reportedly seen exiting the vehicle and walking down Main Street. Police located the Depew man who allegedly stated that he “drove his Charger back there” and was walking to a friend’s house. He was charged with criminal mischief, reckless property damage, driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, reckless driving, imprudent speed and unsafe backing.

Sunday, June 11

• Police responded to a Flohr Avenue residence for a report of a garage on fire. Upon arrival, police learned from Seneca Hose fire officials that the fire had been extinguished. A resident had reportedly discarded fire ashes from an approved fire pit, not realizing the coals were still hot. Coals ignited the garage siding and a small section of fencing.

Monday, June 12

• A Buffalo woman was involved in a minor injury accident on Ridge Road. A check of her driver’s license showed it to be suspended out of Syracuse. She was released on appearance tickets for aggravated unlicensed operation and following too closely. She said there was a third vehicle involved in the accident, but no follow-up information was available.

Tuesday, June 13

• A Buffalo woman was stopped on Seneca Street for no inspection. During the stop, it was discovered that her license was suspended. She was ticketed for no inspection and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Wednesday, June 14

• An Evans motorist was observed making a right turn onto Ridge Road when her car entered the far left lane and crossed the double yellow line. During a stop of the vehicle, police observed the woman to have glassy eyes and an odor of alcohol. When asked, the woman said she was coming from an establishment where she had consumed “a couple beers and two shots.” Police asked her to exit the vehicle for field sobriety tests, but she reportedly said, “No, there is no passing those tests.” When asked again, the woman complied and exited the vehicle. She allegedly failed all sobriety tests, and when police instructed her on the walk-and-turn test, she reportedly said, “No, I am not doing this test. I’m way too fat. Look at me, I am 250 pounds.” Police said she tested positive for alcohol at 0.26 percent and was arrested. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, exhaust system violation, failure to keep right, unsafe lane change and improper turn.

Thursday, June 15

• A Lockport man was arrested at Kmart on Orchard Park Road after loss prevention reportedly caught him unpackaging items, including an exercise tracker and DVD, valued at $44.98, and passing all points of purchase. The items were recovered and returned to the store. The man was charged with petit larceny.

Sunday, June 18

• Police observed a vehicle on Clinton Street cross the double yellow line four times. A traffic stop was initiated, but the vehicle didn’t pull over until reaching the parking lot of Vinny’s. The driver, a Cheektowaga man, reportedly had raspy, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol. Field sobriety tests were administered, which he allegedly failed. He tested negative for alcohol and refused to submit to a blood draw test. He was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs, unlicensed operation, refusing a breath test and unsafe lane change.

Total calls: 563

(Editors note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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