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7 DWI ARRESTS


December 31, 2012- Sheriff Tim Howard reports several arrests over the past weekend that resulted in seven motorists getting charged with DWI, including one with a Leandra's Law crime and one passenger getting arrested for possession of suspected crack cocaine.

On 12/30- Patrols were handling a call near the Transit Town Plaza in Clarence when they encountered Robin Finsterbach, age 38 of Barnum Road, Akron.  A subsequent investigation by deputies lead to her being charged with DWI, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and a Class E felony charge for violating Leandra's Law- child passenger protection act.  A breath test revealed her blood alcohol content to be .08%. The child passenger was turned over to a family member.  The suspect was transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment in Clarence Town Court.

On 12/30- Deputies working the Buffalo Strike Force Detail stopped Kenneth Owen, 46 years old of Grider Street, Buffalo.  A subsequent investigation lead to Mr. Owen being charged with DWI and related vehicle and traffic charges. His passenger, Shaeron McMasters, age 29 of Wick Avenue, Buffalo wa charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and false impersonation.  She also had outstanding Erie County Family Court and Buffalo City Court warrants.  She was transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment. 

On 12/29- Deputies responded to a one car property damage accident on Summerdale Road, Elma. The motorist,  Roseanne Rapini, age 46 of Chatham Court, Orchard Park, was subsequently charged with DWI and related vehicle and traffic violations.  Ms. Rapini refused to take a breath test and was released to a family member.  She is scheduled to appear in Elma Town Court for arraignment.

Also on 12/29- Deputies responded to a three car property damage accident on Grand Island Boulevard in the Town of Grand Island- one of the involved motorists, Mark GollWitzer of Baseline Road, Grand Island was charged with DWI.  A breath test revealed his BAC to be .12%.  He was released to a family member and is scheduled to appear in Grand Island Town court for arraignment.