Two Clarence Residents Charged with DWI Monday Night

June 11, 2013 Updated Jun 11, 2013 at 8:07 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Two Clarence Residents Charged with DWI Monday Night

June 11, 2013 Updated Jun 11, 2013 at 8:07 AM EDT

CLARENCE, N.Y. (WKBW) - Two Clarence residents were arrested Monday for DWI in two different incidents, according to Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard.

Sheriffs say while on patrol in Clarence at approximately 6:40 p.m. Monday, they arrested 52-year-old Gordon Ewing and charged him with Felony DWI and multiple traffic infractions.

The DWI was a felony due to a previous DWI conviction within the last 10 years. Ewing refused to submit to a chemical test to determine his Blood Alcohol Content. Due to this refusal the Department of Motor Vehicles will revoke his license after a refusal hearing.

Later in the night, while investigating an unrelated accident, Deputies arrested 48-year-old Jacquelyn Rankin. Knowing the Sheriff’s Deputies were investigating the accident she drove to the scene to pick up her son, though she was intoxicated.

Rankin was administered Standard Field Sobriety Tests, which she failed, and was taken to the Sheriff’s substation on Goodrich Road for processing. Breath test administered by Deputy Gene Nati revealed her Blood Alcohol Content to be .12%. After arrest processing she was released on appearance tickets to a sober third party.

These two DWIs raises the total Driving While Intoxicated arrests made by Sheriff’s Deputies in 2013 to 152.