Weekly Feature



2017-04-06 / Police Blotter

Expired registration just tip of iceberg for driver

Wednesday, March 29

• A Mill Road man was stopped on Harlem Road for an expired registration. During the stop, he reportedly told police he did not have a license, insurance or inspection. He was ticketed for operating without inspection, operation by unlicensed driver, operating an unregistered vehicle and operating without financial security.

• Police stopped a vehicle on Indian Church Road for speeding. The driver, a Buffalo woman, was reportedly traveling 49 mph in a 35-mph zone. She was observed to have glassy eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol. She was reportedly unable to locate her license, which was found by police in the center console of the vehicle. She allegedly failed all field sobriety tests and tested positive for alcohol at 0.15 percent. She was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding.

Thursday, March 30

• There was a report of shoplifting at the Kmart on Orchard Park Road. A Buffalo woman allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for $191.46 worth of clothing. She was arrested and charged with petit larceny.

Sunday, April 2

• Police observed a vehicle swerving across the roadway on Union Road. The driver, a Buffalo man, was reportedly found to have an odor of alcohol and slurred speech. He allegedly failed all field sobriety tests and tested positive for alcohol at 0.23 percent. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, moving from lane and failure to signal.

• A Williamsville man was stopped on Union Road after police observed him driving through a red light at Center Road. During the stop, the man was reportedly found to have an odor of alcohol and glassy eyes. The man said he had consumed four beers at an event before driving a friend home. His license was found to be revoked for a prior driving-while-intoxicated offense, and his vehicle reportedly did not have an interlock device. He passed most field sobriety testing and tested positive for alcohol at 0.09 percent. He was arrested and charged with DWI prior, passing a red light, operating a vehicle without interlock and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Total calls: 447

(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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