Modified: July 30, 2018 9:06am
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies made three DWI arrests this past weekend.
July 28, 12:03 A.M., Town of Elma – Deputy Lundberg performed a traffic stop on a vehicle observed speeding on Transit Road near Clinton Street. When speaking to 61-year-old Susan Novak of Amherst, the Deputy observed signs of impairment and administered standard field sobriety tests. Novak failed multiple sobriety tests, registered a BAC level nearly three times the legal limit and admitted consuming alcohol at a celebration.
The subject was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI – BAC .18 or higher, DWI – 1st offense, and speeding. After processing, she was released to a sober third party with appearance tickets for Elma Town Court.
July 28, 2:39 A.M., Town of Concord – Deputy Francis initiated a traffic stop near Genesee Road and Route 240 after observing a vehicle cross the double yellow line into the oncoming lane as well as other vehicle and traffic law violations. When speaking with 23-year-old Patrick Dzwigal, Deputy Francis observed signs of impairment and administered standard field sobriety tests. Dzwigal failed multiple field sobriety tests, and a preliminary breath test indicated a BAC higher than the legal limit. Furthermore, the Deputy discovered the subject’s license is suspended due to a pending court proceeding for a DWI arrest on May 12, 2018.
Dzwigal is charged with a felony count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, DWI-1st offense, and two separate vehicle and traffic violations. The defendant was released to a sober third party with tickets for Concord Town Court.
July 29, 12:19 A.M., Town of Boston – Deputies Farina and Bauer were dispatched to Cole Road to assist Orchard Park Police in locating a reported rollover crash. The Deputies located the vehicle in a ditch along Old Lower East Hill Road.
Deputies first spoke with David Juda, 49, of Boston, while he was seated in an ambulance, and detected the odor of alcohol from the subject. Following a statement that he was uninjured, Deputies administered standard field sobriety tests and later a preliminary breath test. He failed the field tests and registered a BAC more than twice the legal limit. Juda is charged with a felony count of DWI – prior conviction within ten years, misdemeanor DWI, and a vehicle and traffic law violation. The defendant was later released to a sober third party with tickets returnable to Boston Town Court.