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 September 3, 2013-  Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of a Holland resident for Felony DWI by Sheriff’s Road Patrols last night. 

      While on patrol in Holland at approximately 11:00PM on Tuesday night, Deputy Simon Biegasiewicz arrested Dennis A. Smith (54) and charged him with Felony DWI, Imprudent Speed and Operating with Open Alcoholic Beverages after investigating a one car personal injury car crash on North Protection Road near Rt. 16.  Smith was treated for an assortment of non – life threatening injuries at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville.   A blood sample was secured at the hospital to determine his blood alcohol content.

      The felony charge was filed due to Smith having a prior conviction for DWI within the last ten years.  He was processed at the hospital and released on appearance tickets. 

      This was the 217th DWI arrest by Sheriff’s Road Patrols in 2013.