Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ SINCLAIRVILLE — Michael R. Nichols, 50, of Jamestown, was charged with several offenses Wednesday at about 9:45 p.m. According to reports, Nichols had been driving down Park Street when he failed to keep right and exceeded the speed limit. Following an investigation, Nichols was allegedly found to be intoxicated and taken into custody. His charges include driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, first-degree felony unlicensed operation, speed in zone and failure to keep right. He will answer these in Charlotte Town Court.

¯ CARROLL — William K. Britton, 28, of Frewsburg, was involved in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday on Frew Run Road shortly before 8 a.m. According to reports, deputies responded to the scene and found that Britton had lost control of his vehicle due to an ice patch on the road, hitting a telephone pole and shearing it in half. Both Britton and his passenger were treated for injuries on the scene and then taken to WCA Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Frewsburg Fire Department and Alstar Ambulance.

Minor injuries in Hanover accident

HANOVER — Minor injuries resulted from a two-car crash on Angell Road in the town of Hanover Thursday around 3:15 p.m. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Gary Overturf, 72, of Kennedy, was traveling westbound on Angell Road when a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Silver Creek youth pulled out in front of him, striking Overturf’s vehicle. Both sustained minor injuries and the youth was issued a ticket for failure to yield the right of way returnable to Hanover Town Court. The Hanover Center and Silver Creek fire departments also responded.

Single-vehicle accident in Van Buren

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Fredonia Fire Department and Alstar Ambulance responded to a single-vehicle accident at 4626 Van Buren Road in the town of Dunkirk around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The report came in with as a rollover with personal injury and Alstar reportedly transported an individual as a result. Further information from the sheriff’s office was not available Thursday night.