Lakewood man charged with felony DWI
CHAUTAUQUA – A 53-year-old Lakewood man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated on Saturday after a traffic stop on Route 394.
According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, an 8:50 p.m report stated that a vehicle was all over the road. The vehicle was located and stopped for having no headlights. James Edington was identified as the driver.
Edington was taken into custody after it was discovered he was allegedly intoxicated. He refused to submit to a chemical test while at the Sheriff’s office.
It was also discovered Edington was convicted of a DWI in the previous 10 years, making this arrest a felony. He also had a revoked driver’s license for a prior DWI, making this arrest a felony aggravated unlicensed operation.
Edington was also charged with having no headlights, no taillights, unlicensed operation, failure to keep right and failure to maintain a lane. He was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court and remanded to the county jail on bail.
Man handed multiple felonies after DWI
BEMUS POINT – James Spitale, 36, of Findley Lake was arrested Sunday and charged with felony first-degree criminal contempt, felony driving while intoxicated with a prior conviction, felony aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law due to having a child in the car, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, endangering the welfare of a child (a misdemeanor) and speed in zone.
Spitale was stopped for going 94 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone at about 6:33 p.m. He was found to be intoxicated after failing several field sobriety tests. He was also found to be in the company of a child less than 16 years old, as well as an adult female with an active order of protection from Jamestown City Court against Spitale.
Spitale was convicted previously in 2010 of second-degree criminal contempt, which led to the charge being upgraded to a felony. He also has been convicted of a misdemeanor DWI in the previous 10 years, which led to the other felony DWI charge.
He was arraigned in Ellery Town Court and sent to Chautauqua County Jail pending $2,500 bail.
State Police at Jamestown
ELLICOTT – A Falconer resident was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to submit to a breath test on Saturday.
Troopers say a vehicle was pulled over on Richard Avenue for a vehicle and traffic law violation. The driver, Mckenzie Paulson, was found to be intoxicated and placed under arrest after roadside tests.
Paulson refused to give a proper breath sample while being processed and was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court for the DWI and multiple other vehicle and traffic law violations.
She was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on $1,000 cash/$2,000 property bond and will appear in court on a later date.
Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office
SILVER CREEK – Jennifer Wickham, 39, of Dunkirk, was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating with a blood alcohol content above .08 percent or greater, crossing official markings and speeding in zone on Sunday morning.
At 1:25 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Main Street for traffic violations. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Wickham, who was allegedly intoxicated.
Wickham was taken into custody and was later released with traffic tickets. She is scheduled to appear in Silver Creek Village Court at a later date to answer the charges.