New York State Troopers have been busy in Western New York over the past few days, arresting four intoxicated drivers in separate incidents.

Jamestown Man Arrested For Drugs, Driving While Intoxicated

State Police out of Jamestown arrested 42-year-old Javier Matos Montanez on April 22nd, 2022. He was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Montanez was pulled over in Gerry on route 60. Standardized Field Sobriety Testing was administered after he showed signs of drug intoxication. He failed the sobriety test and fentanyl and crack cocaine were found during a search. He was taken to the Jamestown precinct for processing, then turned over to Jamestown police on an outstanding warrant for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Montanez will be back in court in Gerry in May.

New York State Troopers Arrest Buffalo Woman For DWI

A Buffalo woman, 27-year-old Idalis Walker, was arrested by Clarence State Troopers and charged with DWI. NYS Police pulled her over on I-190 in Buffalo on April 23. After seeing signs of impairment, Troopers administered a chemical breath test on Walker, who had a 0.12% BAC. She was arrested and taken to the SP Clarence precinct.

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Woman Arrested In Jamestown For DWI

A 22-year-old woman, Hailey Greenman, was arrested by NYSP in Jamestown on April 24, for Driving While Intoxicated. She was pulled over on South Main Street for allegedly speeding. She failed several sobriety tests and had a breath sample of .09. Ahe was arrested, then processed at the pricing, issued a ticket and finally released. Greenman will be back in a Jamestown court in May.

State Troopers Arrest Ahmert Woman For DWI

On April 24, 2022, 40-year-old Amherst resident Oksana Brozhyna was arrested by Troopers out of SP Clarence arrested for Aggravated DWI Leandra’s Law.

Leandra's Law is named after Leandra Rosado, an eleven year old girl who was killed in a car crash after the driver, who had allegedly been drinking for several hours prior to the crash, lost control of her vehicle on the Henry Hudson Parkway. Leandra's Law, which became effective December 18, 2009, sets some of the toughest DWI provisions in the country. Under Leandra's Law first time offenders driving while intoxicated or impaired by drugs with a child less than 16 years old in the vehicle may be charged with a class E felony, punishable by up to four years in State prison.

Brozhyna was pulled over on Transit Road in Clarence. After she showed signs of driving while impaired, police conducted sobriety tests, which she failed. A chemical breath test revealed that she had a 0.13% BAC.

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