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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ SHERIDAN — Paul S. Velzy, 24, of Dunkirk, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, moving from lane unsafely and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 1:26 a.m. on Jan. 31 in the town of Sheridan for an alleged traffic violation. An investigation found that Velzy was allegedly operating the vehicle while intoxicated. He is scheduled to appear in Sheridan Town Court later.

¯ WESTFIELD — Rylee A. Eggert, 21, of Westfield, was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated, moving from lane unsafely, refusal to take breath test, operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone and speed not reasonable or prudent. Deputies and firefighters responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash at 7:52 p.m. Feb. 4 on Plank Road in Westfield. An investigation found that Eggert allegedly failed to use a reasonable speed as well as was operating a mobile phone, leading the vehicle to travel off of the road. Eggert was transported to the hospital for an evaluation, and further investigation found that alcohol involvement was reportedly a contributor to the accident. Eggert is scheduled to appear in Westfield Town Court later.


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