Area Police

New York State Police

≤ ELLICOTT — On March 12, troopers responded to a report of a reckless driver and stopped the suspected vehicle on Interstate 86 at Exit 12. Sarah Hallberg, 56, of Lakewood, was arrested for aggravated DWI after allegedly failing several SFSTs and was transported to State Police Jamestown, where she provided a breath sample of .21. Hallberg was then processed, issued tickets and released. Hallberg is scheduled to appear in Town of Ellicott Court later this month.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

≤ WESTFIELD — On March 7 at about 9:20 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle for an alleged traffic violation on Route 20. Further investigation found that Jason R. Taber, 22, of Silver Creek, was reportedly operating the vehicle impaired by drugs. Taber was taken into custody and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana and drove across hazard markings. Taber was processed and released to a sober party. Taber will appear in Town of Westfield Court to answer the charges.

≤ POMFRET — On March 13 at around 12:09 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 60 for an observed traffic infraction. The operator identified himself as Charles W. Brown, 46, of Falconer. Through investigation, it was found that Brown was allegedly operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. Brown was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and Xanax. Brown was charged with failure to keep right, operating motor vehicle using a cell phone, driving while ability impaired by drugs and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Brown will answer the charges out of the Town of Pomfret Court.

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