ASHVILLE – A Kennedy man allegedly drove while intoxicated to a DWI/Cellphone Victim Impact class at the Ashville BOCES Wednesday evening, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.
Dwayne A. Smith, 50, of 869 Rt. 394, was arrested and charged with felony DWI and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. He was committed to Chautauqua County Jail on $5,000 cash/$10,000 property bond.
Smith also allegedly drove without a court-ordered interlock.
The class is held as part of court-ordered sentencing for those charged with DWI, underage drinking, and cellphone and other vehicle and traffic charges.
Victim Impact panelists tell their personal stories of how one of their loved ones was killed due to drunk driving or by the use of driving while using a cellphone. During the pre-registration process, pre-screening of all attendees is preformed to determined if they have consumed alcohol prior to the class.
During registration process, two attendees, including Smith, reportedly tested positive for alcohol. The other attendee was a passenger, and he was turned away from attending the class.