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THREE OVERNIGHT DWI ARRESTS IN CHEEKTOWAGA; NEWSTEAD; GRAND ISLAND


April 9, 2012 - Sheriff Tim Howard is reporting the following arrests for DWI:  In the first incident, Deputies Daniel Harris and Michael Okal were driving along Walden Avenue in the Town of Cheektowaga when they noticed a vehicle that was unable to stay within the lane.  When deputies stopped the car they found that the driver, 52 year old Michael T. Abbotoy of Buffalo, was intoxicated.  Abbotoy was arrested for DWI and a breath test revealed his blood alcohol content to be .11%.  He wa released on appearance tickets returnable in the Town of Cheektowaga Court at a future date.

In the Town of Newstead, Deputy Gene Nati stopped a car driven by 28 year old Tracey L. Sobocinski of Lancaster for failing to stay in her lane.  Further investigation showed that Sobocinski was impaired by drugs and that she and her passenger, 23 year old Ryan Wahl of Depew, were in possession of heroin  Sobocinski was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance and released on appearance tickets returnable in the Town of Newstead Court.  Wahl was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance and for possession of a forged instrument because he attempted to use a forged driver's license for identification. Wahl was taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment.

On Grand Island, Deputy Daniel Milbrandt was responding to a reported fight at a local bar when he observed a pickup truck driving down Grand Island Boulevard with both doors open and failing to stay on the right side of the roadway.  Deputy Milbrandt stopped the truck driven by 36 year old Michael Nemes of Niagara Falls and found him to be intoxicated. Nemes was arrested for DWI but refused to take a breath test.  He was released on appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Grand Island Court at a future date.