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DWI ARRESTS - CONCORD, CLARENCE, and GRAND ISLAND


February 25-26, 2012 -  Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of three local residents for Driving While Intoxicated on Saturday night by Sheriff’s Road Patrols. 

      While on patrol in Concord, Deputy Ben Pisa arrested Scott G. Vanbuskirk (62) of Ashford and charged him with DWI and traffic infractions after stopping his vehicle for erratic operation on the Southbound Rt. 219 Expressway.  Vanbuskirk’s driving was the subject of a citizen complaint made to the Sheriff’s Office as he was traveling southbound on the 219.  A breath test revealed his blood alcohol content to be .16%, twice the legal limit.  He was processed at the Springville Substation and released on appearance tickets. 

      While on patrol in Clarence, Deputy Lee Richard arrested Philip A. Caparaso (19) of Depew and charged him with DWI (Drugs), a felony charge of DWI in violation of Leandra’s Law, and traffic infractions after stopping his vehicle for running through the stop sign on Connection Drive at Howard Drive.  The Leandra’s Law felony charge was filed due to Caparaso driving under the influence of narcotic pills while having a fifteen year old passenger in the vehicle.  Chemical tests were secured from the defendant at ECMC to determine his level of intoxication by the narcotics.  Caparaso will appear in Clarence Court to answer his charges. 

      While on patrol on Grand Island, Deputies Brad Girdler and Jason Clark arrested Michael J. Denison (33) of East Amherst and charged him with DWI and traffic infractions after stopping his vehicle on Grand Island Blvd. Denison’s vehicle was called into the Sheriff’s Office by a citizen for a complaint of driving erratically, which was verified by the Deputies. Denison refused to submit to a breath test to determine his blood alcohol content.  He was processed at the Grand Island Substation and released on appearance tickets.