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Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies made three DWI arrests this past weekend. July 28, 12:03 A.M., Town of Elma – Deputy Lundberg performed a traffic stop on a vehicle speeding on Transit Road near Clinton Street. When speaking to 61-year-old Susan Novak of Amherst, the Deputy observed signs of impairment and administered standard field sobriety tests. Novak failed multiple sobriety tests, registered a BAC level nearly three times the legal limit and admitted consuming alcohol at a celebration. The subject was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI – BAC .18 or higher, DWI – 1st offense, and speeding. After processing, she was released to a sober third party with appearance tickets for Elma Town Court. July 28, 2:39 A.M., Town of Concord – Deputy Francis initiated a traffic stop near Genesee Road and Route 240 after observing a vehicle cross the double yellow line into the oncoming lane as well as other vehicle and traffic law violations. When speaking with 23-year-old Patrick Dzwigal, Deputy Francis observed signs of impairment and administered standard field sobriety tests. Dzwigal failed multiple field sobriety tests, and a preliminary breath test indicated a BAC higher than the legal limit. Furthermore, the Deputy discovered the subject’s license is suspended due to a pending court proceeding for a DWI arrest on May 12, 2018. Dzwigal is charged with a felony count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, DWI-1st offense, and two separate vehicle and traffic violations. The defendant was released to a sober third party with tickets for Concord Town Court. July 29, 12:19 A.M., Town of Boston – Deputies Farina and Bauer were dispatched to Cole Road to assist Orchard Park Police in locating a reported rollover crash. The Deputies located the vehicle in a ditch along Old Lower East Hill Road. Deputies first spoke with David Juda, 49 of Boston, while seated in an ambulance, and detected the odor of alcohol. Following a statement that he was uninjured, Deputies administered standard field sobriety tests and later a preliminary breath test. He failed the field tests and registered a BAC more than twice the legal limit. Juda is charged with a felony count of DWI – prior conviction within ten years, misdemeanor DWI, and a vehicle and traffic law violation. The defendant was later released to a sober third party with tickets returnable to Boston Town Court.

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