FREDONIA - Dustin R. Spencer, 18, of South Dayton was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to stop at a red light on Friday.
A state trooper from the Fredonia barracks observed a vehicle run the red light located at the intersection of Routes 60 and 20. Once pulled over, the trooper saw a small plastic bag containing marijuana on the driver's seat in between Spencer's legs. A further search of the vehicle found a marijuana smoking pipe. Spencer was released on appearance tickets and will appear in court at a later date.
GOWANDA - Timothy Smith, no age listed, of Chestnut Street was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana Saturday. Troopers from the Collins barracks stopped Smith's vehicle in the early morning hours on Aldrich Street after he was observed driving with no headlights. Troopers detected an odor of alcohol and Smith subsequently failed a series of field sobriety tests. While taking inventory of Smith's vehicle prior to towing, troopers found a marijuana cigarette. Smith was processed at the Collins barracks where his BAC was found to be a .13. He is due in Collins Town Court at a later date.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
Steven J. Benjamin, 47, of Hanover Road, Silver Creek was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment on Saturday. At 12:30 a.m. sheriff deputies were called to Routes 5 and 20 in Hanover to investigate a report that Benjamin was making harassing phone calls and sending harassing text messages to a subject. He was arraigned in Hanover Court and released on his own recognizance.