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NEW YORK STATE POLICE

¯ GERRY — Bethany Johnson, 46, of Jamestown was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Johnson was stopped Friday on Route 60 in Gerry for speeding and was taken into custody after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests. Johnson later provided a breath sample of 0.22%. Johnson was processed and released with tickets to appear in Gerry Town Court later.

¯ JAMESTOWN — Yadiel Tapia, 21, of Jamestown was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Tapia was stopped Friday on Harding Avenue in Jamestown and was taken into custody after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests. Tapia was transported to UPMC Chautauqua where a blood sample was taken and later processed at police barracks. Tapia is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court later.

¯ JAMESTOWN — Brian Person, 36, of Jamestown was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Person was stopped Saturday for a traffic violation on American Place in Jamestown and was taken into custody after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests. Person later admitted to recent opiate usage. He was processed and is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court later.

¯ GERRY — Johnathan DeJesus-Godineaux, 21, of Jamestown was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree unlawfully fleeing from police in a motor vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Troopers attempted to stop a vehicle Sunday on Route 60 for a traffic violation, however, the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed. The vehicle later became disabled in a ravine, and the driver was identified as DeJesus-Godineaux. While being searched, a bag of methamphetamine and a set of brass knuckles were allegedly located. DeJesus-Godineaux, who was not injured, is scheduled to appear in Gerry Town Court later.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

¯ Joshua M. Tinstman, 24, of Dunkirk, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a BAC of 0.08% or greater, moving from lane unsafely, failure to keep right and failure to signal turn. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 1:33 a.m. Sunday on Route 60 in the town of Pomfret for multiple violations. An investigation allegedly found that Tinstman was intoxicated. He is scheduled to appear in court later.

¯ Zachary J. Sauberan, 26, of Sinclairville was taken into custody Sunday on outstanding arrest warrant for second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree harassment. The charges stem from an altercation that occurred March 6 in which Sauberan allegedly struck another subject multiple times with a closed fist and would not allow the subject to leave for an extended period of time. Sauberan was transported to Chautauqua County Jail and held pending centralized arraignment.

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