Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
ELLERY - On Tuesday, an Ellery man was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol and failure to signal during a turn.
Before 11 p.m., the sheriff's office received an anonymous complaint of a possible drunk driver operating a small green station wagon on the Ellery Centralia Road in the Town of Ellery.
At 11:05 a.m., a deputy observed the suspect operating a motor vehicle matching the description on the Ellery Centralia Road. The vehicle was stopped for failing to use turn signals as he pulled into a driveway. While speaking to the driver, Irving W. Kesby, 54, of Ellery, it was alleged that he was both intoxicated, and under the influence of pain killers. The suspect was charged and released with traffic tickets to the custody of his mother and will return to the Town of Ellery Court at a later date.
FRENCH CREEK - On Monday, a utility pole was damaged after being struck by a vehicle driven by an Erie, Pa. man.
Around 7:05 p.m., Bryant A. Sapone, 23, of Erie, Pa., was northbound on Old Road. and failed to stop at the stop sign at Griffin Road in the Town of French. The vehicle crossed over Griffin Road and struck a utility pole, breaking it in half and causing power outage in the area. National Grid arrived on the scene to repair the pole and restore power. The driver and his passenger escaped injury. Sapone was released to his parents to appear in court at later date.
RIPLEY - On Thursday, a Ripley man was jailed after a disruption in court.
Around 3 p.m., deputies were asked to remove Giustino G. Nasca, 21, of Park Ave., Ripley, from the Town of Ripley Court. It is alleged Nasca began using loud and abusive language to courtroom personal. It is further alleged Nasca did cause injuries to another individual while in court. He was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail and will appear in the Town of Ripley Court on a later date.
KIANTONE - On Friday, two people sustained minor injuries after a vehicular collision.
Around 11 a.m., a vehicle traveling east on Peck Settlement Road in Kiantone, operated by Gladys E. Peterson, 85, of Jamestown, went through a red light at the Route 60 intersection. A vehicle driven by Bryan M. Smith, 27, of Warren, Pa., was traveling north on Route 60 and collided with the Peterson vehicle upon entering the intersection. Peterson's passenger, Bill Michalski, 85, no address given, was transported to WCA hospital for apparent minor injuries, as was Smith's passenger, Heather Cathcart, 29, of an unknown address. Neither driver was injured. Charges may be filed pending further investigation.