Sunday, February 21, 2010


From the pages of the Buffalo News...

GASPORT—Niagara County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 39-year-old man late Friday after spotting him riding a damaged snowmobile without a helmet.

The deputies were investigating a report of a snowmobile accident in the area of Ridge and Hartland roads shortly before midnight and spotted the damaged machine, with broken tree branches sprouting from its undercarriage, being driven on the shoulder of the road a short distance away.

Upon stopping and interviewing the driver, he admitted to having flipped the vehicle but said it was ““no big deal,” according to reports. He displayed signs of intoxication and was later found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit.

Shawn T. Wilson, of Orangeport Road, was charged with operating a snowmobile while intoxicated and at an imprudent speed, leaving the scene of an accident and an equipment violation