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April 15, 2013

Erie Co. Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of a Village of Springville man for Felony Driving While Intoxicated.  This is the 94th DWI arrest made by the Erie County Sheriff’s in 2013.

Erie Co Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Hanna stopped a vehicle operated by 26 yr. old, Nicaiah Ausman, after observing that the vehicle had no headlights on; the vehicle proceeded through a stop sign without stopping; and that the vehicle failed to stay on the right side of the road.  Upon further investigation, Deputy Hanna found Mr. Ausman to be intoxicated.  Mr. Ausman was taken into custody and transported to the Erie County Sheriff’s Springville substation for processing.  Mr. Ausman refused to submit to a chemical breath test.  It was discovered that Mr. Ausman had been previously convicted of Driving While Intoxicated in July of 2009.  Due to Mr. Ausman’s prior conviction, he was charged w/ Felony Driving While Intoxicated and Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and numerous other vehicle and traffic infractions.  Mr. Ausman was also found to be in possession of an illegal weapon and was charged w/ Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

Mr. Ausman was taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment in the Village of Springville Court at a later date.

"I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the citizens of Erie County for your support! Together, we will continue to make a our community a safer and better place to live."
- Tim Howard

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