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May 17, 2013

Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard reports two more DWI arrests this evening, one of which being a felony offense.

The first at about 8:00pm, Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Stott and Matthew Fuqua responded to Genesee St. in the Town of Alden for a report of a vehicle in the ditch.  Upon arrival, Deputies spoke with the driver, 44 y/o Christine M. Mardocco of Depew, and determined that she was intoxicated.  Christine was travelling on Genesee St. when she lost control of the vehicle, struck a mailbox and went into the ditch. There were no injuries.  Christine was charged with DWI and submitted to a chemical breath test which showed a reading of .24% BAC, three times the legal limit.  Christine had a prior DWI conviction which turned this charge into a felony offense.  Christine was later released on appearance tickets to a third party, returnable to the Town of Alden Court at a later date, and her vehicle was towed with a 12 hour DWI hold.

At about 11:20pm, Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Okal stopped a vehicle on William St. off of the I-90 in the Town of Cheektowaga, driven by 27 y/o Darnysha Jackson of Cheektowaga, for a traffic violation.  Upon further interview and subsequent field sobriety tests, Jackson was found to be impaired by some type of drug use.  Jackson was arrested for DWI/Drugs and taken to ECMC for a Blood/Urine draw.  Jackson's vehicle was towed with a 12 hour DWI hold.  Jackson was later released to her mother with appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Cheektowaga Court at a later date.

These were the 131st and 132nd  DWI arrests of the year by the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

"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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