Erratic Driver Complaint Leads To DWI and Drug Arrest

Modified: June 7, 2018 8:11am

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The Vehicle did not have Working Tail lights or a Current Inspection


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputy Casey stopped a vehicle on Route 16 in the Town of Holland around 6:25 P.M. on June 6, after receiving traffic complaints from other motorists.


After observing signs of impairment, Deputy Casey requested Deputy Zamorek for a drug recognition evaluation.  At the conclusion of the drug evaluation, Wendy Owen, 51, of Holland, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of DWI – drugs and operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs.


During the traffic stop, Deputies also discovered loose Carisoprodol and Clonazepam pills in the defendant’s possession and added counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance not in the original container. 


Deputies also charged Owen with the following vehicle and traffic law violations - failure to keep right, operating a motor vehicle without an inspection, operating a motor vehicle without stoplights, and moving from a lane unsafely.


She was issued appearance tickets and released to a third party.