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January 15-16, 2012 - Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard reports that two car accidents and a traffic stop late Sunday night and early this morning have resulted in the arrest of three local men for DWI and other charges.

Deputy Donald Hoelscher was dispatched to a report of an accident on Route 219 in the Town of Concord at around 8:09 PM.  He arrived on location and found that a vehicle that had been travelling northbound had gone into the center median, just south of the Route 30 interchange.

The driver of the vehicle, Ryan Dewitt, age 24 of Grand Island, was subsequently arrested and charged with DWI; failure to keep right; speed not reasonable; unsafe lane change and refusal to take a breath test.  He was taken to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital for an evaluation and he submitted to a blood test to determine his blood alcohol count.  In addition, he was also charged with obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct while at the hospital.  He was taken to the Holding Center pending his arraignment in the Town of Concord Court.

Deputy Jason Bouton was on routine patrol on Franklin Street in the Village of Springville at 2;39 AM when his patrol car was almost struck by another vehicle that was travelling without headlights on.

The driver of other vehicle, Jacob Runge, age 25 of Springville, was arrested and charged with DWI, unsafe turning and failure to use headlights.  He submitted to a breath test with results of .12%.  He was released on traffic tickets and will be appearing in Village of Springville Court at a later date.

A 911 call was received at 2:19 AM, reporting that a car had struck a house at the intersection of Mechanic Street and Buell Street in the Village of Akron.  Deputies Brandon Stott and Lee Richard arrive on location at 2:21 AM.

The investigation was shown that a vehicle that was being driven by Daniel Harris, age 25 of Akron, was travelling north on Mechanic Street, when he failed to negotiate a corner, going off of the side of the road and striking and damaging a house. The driver of the car sustained minor injuries.  He was evaluated at the scene by personnel from the Akron Fire Department and signed off on transportation to the hospital.  No one from the house was injured in the accident.

Harris was arrested and charged with DWI and failure to keep right; he submitted to a breath test and the results were.15%.  He was released on traffic tickets and has been scheduled to appear in the Village of Akron Court on February 22, 2012