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NYS Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb/Ontario County Sheriff's Office
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WBEN Newsroom
January 07, 2020 - 7:56 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A Republican lawmaker charged with drunken driving blamed his wife for a New Year’s Eve crash and reportedly told a witness, “You know how women drive,” according to court documents released Tuesday. A breath test showed that Brian M. Kolb, who previously served as the top...
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Tom Puckett
January 03, 2020 - 5:25 pm
Rochester, NY (WBEN) Assemblyman Brian Kolb has announced he will step down as minority leader. It comes three days following his arrest on a DWI charge. Kolb was arrested on New Year's Eve after his car went into a ditch near his home . He issued the following statement Friday: "As Leader of the...
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NYS Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb/Ontario County Sheriff's Office
NYS Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb/Ontario County Sheriff's Office
WBEN Newsroom
January 01, 2020 - 7:57 pm
VICTOR, NY (WBEN/AP) — The top Republican in the New York State Assembly was charged on New Year’s Eve for driving while intoxicated and just a week after he wrote a column warning citizens against getting behind the wheel drunk. Brian M. Kolb, R-Canandaigua, who has represented the 131st Assembly...
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DWI
Erie County Sheriff's Department
WBEN Newsroom
December 26, 2019 - 8:28 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - An East Aurora woman is charged with felony DWI and additional violations after she was found in a vehicle in a ditch with an open bottle of wine. The Erie County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of 61-year-old Elizabeth Thrasher-Broidy following an investigation of the...
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Tom Puckett
December 16, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An East Aurora woman pleads guilty to vehicular assault in connection with a summer crash. 30-year-old Erin Kuntz admitted to driving drunk on July 21st when she attempted to drive around a parked vehicle then struck a 9-year-old female who was on the sidewalk. Kuntz was found to...
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WBEN Newsroom
December 11, 2019 - 1:35 pm
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) - A man accused of drunk driving is now facing vehicular manslaughter charges after a woman died. The Erie County DA's Office said Daniel Witczak of Orchard Park was arraigned Tuesday night and charged with the felony. Witczak, 33, allegedly drove drunk at 5:30 a.m. on...
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Mike Baggerman
November 26, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Police in Erie County are bracing for an increase in DWI arrests as a result of the Thanksgiving holiday. During a news conference on Tuesday, Erie County Central Police Services Commissioner, James Jancewicz, said that you should be prepared to see an increase in DWI patrols...
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Mike Baggerman
September 16, 2019 - 11:48 am
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) - A woman died after a DWI crash on Southwestern Boulevard on Sunday. West Seneca Police said Corrine M. Bennet, 38, died after she was ejected from the car in the crash. She was not wearing a seat belt. The other three passengers all survived the crash. The driver, Daniel...
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Tom Puckett
July 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Erin Kuntz returned to court and surrendered her driver's license , some were wondering why she didn't have to turn it over initially. Kuntz is the East Aurora woman accused of hitting a nine-year-old girl with her car on Sunday and she is charged with DWI and vehicular...
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July 22, 2019 - 10:38 am
East Aurora, N.Y. (WBEN) - A nine-year old girl was struck Sunday evening after East Aurora Police say she was hit by a drunk driver. East Aurora Police Lt Patrick Welch It happened around 6:30pm on Main Street in the village. Police say 30 year old Erin Kuntz of East Aurora, was driving west when...
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