Traffic Stops Find Narcotics and Impaired Drivers

Modified: April 6, 2016 9:52am


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies made four alcohol or drug related arrests over the weekend as a result of traffic stops.

January 29, Town of Clarence – after to crash investigation at a Transit Road business, Deputy Davis requested Sheriff’s Office Drug Recognition Expert Simon Biegasiewicz for an evaluation of a driver.  It was determined Daniil Petlevanny, 18 of Williamsville, was arrested for DWI and vehicle and traffic violations.  Petlevanny was released on tickets.

January 30, Town of Concord – Deputy Flowers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Patrick Dabols, 25 of Springville, for speeding.  Subsequent to the stop, the Deputy found a quantity of marijuana, cocaine and various pills not in the original containers.  Dabols was arrested and charged with speeding, unlawful possession of marijuana, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and possessing a controlled substance not in the original container.  The defendant was processed at the Erie County Holding Center and later released.

January 31, Town of Tonawanda – Deputies Rogers and Hoffman observed a vehicle stopped in a toll lane of the south Grand Island Bridge.  The Deputies approached the vehicle and observed the operator asleep at the steering wheel.  The Deputies woke the driver and administered field sobriety tests which Andrew Payton, 33 of Niagara Falls, failed.  Payton was charged with Felony DWI due to a previous conviction, operating a vehicle without a mandated interlock device, drinking alcohol in a vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, driving without a license, obstruction of governmental administration, and for being illegally stopped on a highway.  The defendant is housed at the Erie County Holding Center on $25,000 bail pending a court date.

January 31, Town of Elma – Deputy Zamorek observed a vehicle operated by Kallie Smith, 18 of East Aurora, swerving over the center divider line and the white fog line and initiated a traffic stop.  The defendant failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Elma Substation for further testing.  A chemical test revealed the operator was above the legal BAC limit and was charged with DWI, failure to stay right, improper left turn, moved unsafely from a lane and illegal license.  The defendant was released to a relative.