Area police — Sept. 13
Chautauqua County Sheriff
¯ PORTLAND — Deputies have announced charges in the Aug. 24 motor-vehicle accident on Route 5 around 10 p.m. Deputies identified the operator to be Adam L. West, 35, of Portland. Following an investigation, West was charged with DWAI-drugs, speed not reasonable, move from lane unsafely, failure to keep right and unsafe tire. West will answer his charges in Town of Portland Court.
¯ PORTLAND — A 25-year-old Fredonia woman is facing driving while intoxicated charges. According to Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies, they observed a vehicle around 8:30 p.m. Sunday that failed to dim its high beams to oncoming traffic in the town. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the operator to be Laura A. Poweski. Following an investigation, Deputies arrested and charged Poweski with DWI, DWI per se, and failure to dim high beams. Poweski will answer her charges in town court.