Weekly Feature

2016-06-16 / Police Blotter

Driver produces license from pile of chicken wings, charged with DWI

Sunday, June 5

• Police responded to a shoplifting call at Wegmans on Orchard Park Road, where loss prevention stated a woman was attempting to leave the store with two cans of Enfamil, valued at $33.98. She was arrested and charged with petit larceny.

• A woman was stopped on Indian Church Road after police observed her to signal less than 100 feet from the turn. The woman was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt, and the vehicle had no plate lamps and an expired inspection. During the stop, the vehicle registration was found to be suspended, and the woman was the subject of an active warrant out of the Town of Darien. She was charged with operating without insurance, insufficient turn signal, operating while registration suspended, unregistered vehicle, no seatbelt, insufficient plate lamps and uninspected vehicle. She was transported to Genesee County and turned over to police.

Monday, June 6

• A Depew man was stopped on Seneca Street for driving without headlights. During the stop, the man was reportedly unable to produce a license. A computer check showed the man’s license to be suspended. He was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator and no headlights, and was released at the scene.

Tuesday, June 7

• Police responded to a call of a man slumped over behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped at a green light on Transit Road. Police reported finding two white pills not in a prescribed container in the vehicle’s cup holder. The driver reportedly told police the pills were Xanax. Another pill believed to be amphetamine salts was also located.

Field sobriety tests were administered, which the man reportedly failed. He was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs.

Thursday, June 9

• A Cheektowaga man was stopped on Clinton Street after police observed him to cross over the road shoulder and nearly strike a utility pole. The vehicle was also reported to have crossed over the double yellow line, lane divider line, and jump the curb while making a left turn before re-entering the roadway to stop. The driver was observed to have slurred speech and the odor of alcohol. When asked for identification, the man reportedly began fumbling through the passenger seat, which contained chicken wings, energy drinks and full beer cans. He was able to obtain the documents and apologized for the mess in his car. The man allegedly failed field sobriety tests and tested positive for alcohol at 0.256 percent. While performing the one-leg stand, he reportedly stopped and put his hands out to be handcuffed. He was arrested and charged with moving from lane unsafely, no signal and driving while intoxicated.

Friday, June 10

• Police stopped a woman on Eagan Drive for failing to stop at a stop sign. During the stop, it was discovered that the vehicle’s registration was suspended. She was ticketed for failure to stop and suspended registration.

Total calls: 558

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

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