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Rollover accident sends two to hospital



OBSERVER Staff Writer

SHERIDAN – An accident on Route 5 Monday slowed traffic and sent two people to the hospital in the town of Sheridan.

New York State Police and Sheridan Fire Depart-ment responded to a roll-over accident shortly before 3:30 p.m. A pickup truck rolled onto its side while traveling on Route 5. According to state police, a truck driven by Arthur Chaney, 61, of Erie, Pa., lost control due to unsafe speed and road conditions, hit an embankment and overturned on to its passenger side.

Chaney and a passenger, Teresa Williams, 45, of Erie, Pa., were transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

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City man charged with marijuana possession

SINCLAIRVILLE – On Jan. 11, Taylor McFarland, 20, of Dunkirk was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

A vehicle was pulled over on Route 60 for speeding by a state trooper from the Jamestown barracks. The trooper reportedly detected a smell of marijuana and searched the vehicle and its occupants. McFarland, who was a passenger in the vehicle was reportedly in possession of a glass pipe with marijuana residue.

He was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Charlotte Court. The driver of the vehicle was cited for speeding.

Jamestown man charged following

three-car accident

JAMESTOWN – On Thursday, State police from Jamestown responded to a three-car personal injury accident at the intersection of Buffalo Street and East Second Street in the city of Jamestown. The injured driver was evaluated by EMS for a non-life threatening injury.

A non-injured driver, Robert Kost, 32, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by the combination of drugs and alcohol, resisting arrest and second-degree harassment.

Officers reported that Kost was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and that he had to be subdued by them. Reportedly, he intentionally kicked a trooper several times.

Kost was transported to the state police barracks in Jamestown where his breath sample was reported positive for alcohol. A drug recognition expert trooper evaluated Kost.

Kost was issued traffic tickets and appearance tickets returnable to the City of Jamestown Court and released to a sober individual.

This was the second time in two months Kost has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs. Both of the incidents were accident-related and resulted in injury to another.