• Erie Co. Blotter.


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports James Mead, 73 of Colden, was arrested for aggravated DWI after he hit a vehicle parked in a driveway on Davis Road in Colden and left the scene. While driving from the incident, Mead crashed into a ditch on Lower East Hill in the Town of Boston.

Around 8:30 Wednesday night, Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call about a vehicle that attempted to turn around in a private driveway and during the driver’s attempt to do so, Mead struck a parked car. Mead drove as far as Lower East Hill where he drove his vehicle into a ditch.

Deputy Biegasiewicz responded to the crash scene on Lower East Hill Road and interviewed the driver. The Deputy determined that Mead was impaired and subsequently he was arrested. Mead was charged with Aggravated DWI – BAC of .18% or higher, leaving the scene of an accident, and multiple traffic infractions. Mead faces additional charges for the hit and run incident.

The defendant was released to a sober third party and has a Town of Colden court appearance on August 24.

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