Duo Arrested Following Traffic Stop

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CHAUTAUQUA – Two people were arrested last week following a traffic stop in the Town of Chautauqua.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Martha Wheeler, 43, of Clymer, was pulled over on Route 430 last Saturday night for an alleged traffic violation.

Through investigation, deputies allege Wheeler was operating the vehicle in an intoxicated state.

While deputies were performing standardized field sobriety tests on Wheeler, the vehicle’s passenger, Mark Griswold, 58, of Clymer, reportedly got out of the vehicle and confronted deputies.

Wheeler was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated per se, driving while intoxicated common law, and inadequate head lamps.

Deputies say Griswold followed them to the Sheriff’s Office where he tried to enter the facility.

He was additionally arrested and charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

Both were released with appearance tickets for the Town of Chautauqua Court.


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