Felony DWI arrests made by deputies over weekend

Posted at 2:56 PM, Dec 01, 2014

Five people were arrested over the weekend by Erie County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with drunk driving, and three of them are facing felony charges.

The first arrest came just before midnight on Friday in the Town of Clarence. Deputies were called about a suspicious vehicle and caught up to the driver at Shimerville and Main Street. David Allen, 61, of Sloan reportedly had a BAC of .09 percent and was charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation. His license has two active suspensions.

On Saturday around 11:30 p.m., Joseph Oshei was charged with felony DWI, his second DWI offense, felony aggravated unlicensed operation and circumventing a mandatory interlock device. Deputies were called to Olean and Knox roads in the Town of Holland, where they found the 39-year-old Franklinville man, whose license is currently suspended. The sheriff’s office says Oshei refused a breath test.

An hour and a half later in the Town of Boston, deputies pulled John Lattimer, 55, of Concord over on Rt. 219 for driving too slowly. Lattimer reportedly had a BAC of .11 percent and had a child passenger in his vehicle. He is charged with felony aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law, driving below the minimum speed limit and unsafe lane change.

The next arrest came at 5 p.m. Sunday, right in front of Ralph Wilson Stadium on Abbott Road in Orchard Park. Deputies say Anthony Tibruzi, 21, of Hamburg was driving recklessly when he was pulled over. Tibruzi’s license is currently suspended for failing to participate in a NYS Drinking Driver program and DWI. He was arrested and charged with felony DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, reckless driving and operating a vehicle without insurance.

The final DWI arrest deputies made happened at 6:30 p.m. in the Town of Concord. The sheriff’s office says George Stubblebine nearly ran a vehicle off the road in his SUV and when deputies found him he had driven his vehicle into a ditch. The 54-year-old Concord man reportedly had a BAC of .10 percent and was charged with DWI, reckless driving, drinking alcohol in a vehicle on the highway, speeding and failure to stay right.