(WNY News Now) – A midnight traffic stop in front of The Wine Cellar on 309 N Main Street led to the arrest of 56-year-old Lakewood resident.
Jamestown – Mark W. Frankson, 56, of Lakewood was arrested after a routine traffic stop in the early hours of Labor Day. Officers from the Jamestown Police Department pulled over Frankson’s motorcycle for excessive noise in front of The Wine Cellar bar on 309 N Main Street.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Frankson was operating the motorcycle with revoked driving privileges and under the influence of alcohol. During the arrest, Frankson resisted officers but was eventually taken into custody.
Officers recovered a loaded 9mm pistol from Frankson’s rear waistband, and it was revealed that he did not possess a pistol permit. Consequently, Frankson now faces charges of Unnecessary Noise, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree, Felony DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree (Felony), and various vehicle and traffic violations.
Frankson is currently held at the Jamestown City Jail, pending arraignment at Jamestown City Court.