Area police — Aug. 1

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ CARROLL — Gage W. Akin, 20, of Frewsburg was charged with operating without a helmet, failure to stop at a stop sign, and operating an ATV on an open highway on Friday.

Akin was reportedly operating an ATV westbound on Dennison Road, failed to stop at a stop sign, and struck a ditch on the south side of Oak Hill Road. Akin was transported to WCA hospital for treatment of minor injuries and is to appear in Carroll Town Court at a later date to answer to the charges.

¯ HANOVER — Maria M. Vega, 40, of Forestville was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to a chemical breath test on Saturday.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., deputies observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation while traveling south on Alleghany Road in the town of Hanover. Upon further investigation, it was found that the operator, Vega, was reportedly operating her vehicle in an intoxicated state. Vega was charged, released with appearance tickets and will answer her charges in Hanover Town Court at a later date.

New York State Police

¯ ELLERY — Abbey Benton, 27, of Frewsburg, was charged with driving while intoxicated on Sunday.

Benton was pulled over on Main Street in Bemus Point for reportedly committing traffic violations, and after failing several standard field sobriety tests, Benton was placed under arrest. Benton was transported to State Police Jamestown, where she provided a breath sample of .15 percent. Benton was then processed, issued tickets returnable to Ellery Town Court and released. Benton is scheduled to appear in Ellery Town Court next month.

¯ Ivan Miller, 20, of Cattaraugus was charged with driving while intoxicated on Sunday.

Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle off the road on Prospect Street in Cherry Creek. Investigation revealed that Miller was driving in a westerly direction when he reportedly failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, ultimately coming to rest in a ditch. Miller was placed under arrest after failing several standard field sobriety tests and transported to State Police Jamestown, where he provided a breath sample of .12 percent. Miller was then processed, issued tickets returnable to Cherry Creek Town Court and released. Miller was uninjured in the accident.

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