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Man allegedly drove drunk to a STOP DWI event

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 14:30:22-04

ASHVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Chautauqua County Sheriff's office says a man allegedly drove drunk to a STOP DWI victim impact panel meeting.

The sheriff's office says the meetings are held for defendants convicted of any DWI related offense and is part of their sentencing, panelists tell their stories of loved ones being killed by drunk drivers.

45-year-old David Coffed of Williamsville allegedly drove drunk to the event at the Ashville BOCES.

According to the sheriff's office, during registration attendees are screened to assure they have not consumed alcohol, that is when Coffed tested positive for consuming alcohol.

Investigation also revealed Coffed's license was revoked from two prior DWI convictions.

He was arrested for DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a vehicle without a court ordered interlock device and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.