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Clarence Man Arrested for DWI/Drugs


Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the late evening arrest of a Town of Clarence man for DWI Drugs following a traffic stop in the Town of Clarence Monday evening.

Following a complaint about a possible intoxicated driver, Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Matt Krypel located the vehicle pulled over on Roll Rd. in the Town of Clarence.

As Deputy Krypel approached, the driver, 41 year old Arron R. Kasperek of Main St. in Clarence got out of his vehicle, appearing to be very disoriented, and stated he thought he just hit something but wasn't sure.  Deputy Krypel observed a mailbox laying on the hood of Kasperek's vehicle and pointed out to Kasperek that it was probably that.

Kasperek failed all subsequent field sobriety tests and stated he had smoked marijuana and taken some pain pills during the day, along with some alcohol.  Further tests were completed by Drug Recognition Expert Deputy Simon Biegasiewicz which showed positive results for drug use. Kasperek also had a .06% BAC as shown by a chemical breath test.

Kasperek was arrested and charged with DWI/Drugs and taken to ECMC for a blood draw to determine the type and extent of drugs in Kasperek's system. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Kasperek was later released to a third party on appearance tickets returnable in the Town of Clarence Court at a later date.

This was the 110th DWI by the Erie County Sheriff's Road Patrol this year.