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2017-07-20 / Police Blotter

Driver found slumped behind steering wheel

Police Blotter

Wednesday, July 12

• Police responded to Shawnee Place for a report of a woman slumped over her steering wheel. Police said the driver, a Cheektowaga woman, was found with a hypodermic needle in the vehicle, which she said belonged to a friend who had “overdosed in her car earlier.” She could not produce a needle exchange card and was arrested for possession of a hypodermic instrument.

Friday, July 14

• A Valley Drive man reported that an unknown person had entered his vehicle while it was in the driveway and took one jean jacket, one Sabres hoodie and $5, totaling $85 in value. The vehicle was not locked.

Sunday, July 16

• A vehicle was stopped on Union Road for an inadequate passenger tail lamp. Police observed the vehicle swerve three times while stopping, striking the curb. The driver, an Attica man, reportedly had an odor of alcohol and slurred speech. He allegedly failed some field sobriety tests and tested positive for alcohol at 0.13 percent. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated, equipment violation and unsafe lane change.

• Police observed three vehicles on Harlem Road tailgating at a high rate of speed. The vehicles were then seen making a quick right turn onto Arcade Street, nearly causing an accident at a stop sign. The first two vehicles were pursued and stopped on Knox Avenue, where the drivers, a Collins Avenue man and a Barnsdale Avenue man, were respectively ticketed for reckless driving, imprudent speed and passing a vehicle on the right.

Total calls: 506

(Editor’s 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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