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Westfield Police Department

August 2, 2011
Westfield Republican
WESTFIELD — A 19-year-old female Lakawanna resident was charged with multiple offenses after being stopped for driving without headlights.

According to police, on Saturday, July 23 at 3 a.m., police were on patrol when a vehicle was observed to allegedly be driving west on East Main Street in the Village of Westfield with no headlights on. As the vehicle went by police, the operator was also observed to be allegedly talking on a cellular phone. After stopping the vehicle, it was determined a 19-year-old Lackawanna resident was operating the vehicle. Though investigation and standardized field sobriety testing, it was determined the youth was allegedly driving while intoxicated an in possession of another person’s driver’s license.

The youth was taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital where she did consent to a chemical test to determine the alcohol content of her blood. She was charged with DWI, operating a motor vehicle with no headlights, operating a motor vehicle while talking on a cellular phone and possession of another’s driver’s license. She was released with traffic citations and will appear in Westfield Village Court on a later date.

WESTFIELD — An Erie, Pa., man was charted with driving while intoxicated.

According to police, on Sunday, July 24 at 2:45 a.m., police stopped a vehicle in the Village of Westfield operated by Jay B. Huff, 41, of West 38th Street in Erie, Pa., for allegedly committing traffic infractions. During the stop, it is alleged that Huff was operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition.

Huff was arrested and charged with speed in zone, fail to keep right and DWI. Huff is due in Westfield Village court on a later date.

WESTFIELD — A Jamestown man was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

According to police, on Monday, July 25 at 12:45 a.m., police were on patrol on North Portage Street in the Village of Westfield when a vehicle traveling on North Portage Street allegedly crossed the center yellow line of the roadway and the white hazard markings of the roadway multiple times. Upon further investigation, it was found that Benjamin D. Traks, 31, of Park Street in Jamestown was allegedly operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs.

Traks was placed under arrest and arraigned in Westfield Village Court for felony driving while impaired by drugs, failure to keep right and failure to maintain lane. He was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000 property bail.


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