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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ Richard Eckstrom, 54, of Dunkirk, was charged with several offenses Thursday at about 5:30 p.m.

According to reports, deputies arrived at the scene of a rollover accident on Van Buren Road in the town of Pomfret, at which time they found that Eckstrom had driven off the side of the road, overturned and taken out nine rows of grapes. Allegedly, he was intoxicated.

Eckstrom was taken into custody and treated at Brooks Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. His charges include moving from lane unsafely, speed not reasonable and prudent and driving while intoxicated.

Eckstrom was released with tickets and will answer for his actions in Pomfret Town Court.

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