Vehicle strikes fence

OBSERVER Photo by Dan Kohler

A Mayville man was charged with unlicensed operation after police say his vehicle drove into a wooden fence in the parking lot of Country Fair on Lake Shore Drive West in the city of Dunkirk. According to the Dunkirk Police Department, the one-vehicle accident occurred around 12:36 p.m. on Wednesday. The driver, Thomas Chrispen, 20, was allegedly attempting to pull into a parking space on the east side of the lot. Chrispen told police his foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas pedal, causing the vehicle to drive over the curb and into the fence. Substantial damage was done to both the fence and the vehicle. No injuries were reported.