Area Police

Three arrested for DWI over weekend

OBSERVER Staff Report

Three people were arrested by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies for driving while intoxicated in separate incidents over the weekend.

Brian Truax II, 30, of Jamestown was charged with felony DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana, improper turn and no signal on Saturday around 3 a.m. after deputies stopped his car on West Sixth Street in Jamestown. In addition to allegedly being intoxicated, Truax reportedly had a small amount of marijuana. A record check showed Truax had a DWI conviction within the past 10 years, making this arrest a felony. He will appear in Jamestown Court.

Jerremy Dossey, 26, of Jamestown was charged with DWI with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and disobeying a stop sign on Saturday around 2:30 a.m. after deputies stopped his car on Newland Avenue in Jamestown. Deputies reportedly observed Dossey’s vehicle pass through a stop sign without stopping. He will appear in Jamestown City Court.

Andrew Bankowski, 61, of Buffalo was charged with DWI with a BAC of .08 percent or greater on Sunday around 12:30 a.m. during an Operation Crackdown stationary road check on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover. After a further roadside investigation, Bankowski was arrested and subsequently released. He will appear in Hanover Town Court.

New York State Police at Fredonia

PORTLAND – On Wednesday, troopers arrested William Petsch Jr., 28, of Portland on a parole violation warrant issued by New York State Parole.

Petsch was transported to Chautauqua County Jail and was incarcerated there.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

  • RIPLEY – Joseph Gross, 54, of Burton Street was charged with driving while intoxicated Thursday. Deputies responded at 8:35 p.m. to a disturbance on Route 20. Gross was found to be allegedly intoxicated. He was released to appear in Ripley Town Court.