(WNY News Now) – A 60-year-old Jamestown resident was arrested on November 3, 2023, following a hit-and-run pedestrian accident on the south side of the city. He now faces multiple charges, including DWAI Drugs and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
Jamestown – In an incident that unfolded on November 3, 2023, at approximately 3:26 pm, local law enforcement officers responded to a distress call reporting a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle striking a pedestrian on the south side of the city. Upon arrival at the scene, witnesses informed the officers that the vehicle responsible for the accident had fled the scene. They provided vital information regarding the direction of travel and a description of the suspect vehicle.
Responding to the situation, the officers located the suspect vehicle in the vicinity and initiated a traffic stop. Subsequently, a DWI (Driving While Ability Impaired) investigation was conducted, revealing that the operator of the vehicle was Ronald L. Tubbs, a 60-year-old resident of Jamestown. Tubbs was allegedly found to be under the influence of drugs, leading to his immediate arrest.
After taking Tubbs into custody, law enforcement officials transported him to the city jail. Tubbs was subsequently issued Uniform Traffic Tickets (UTTs) for multiple charges, including Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs (DWAI Drugs), leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. Additionally, various other traffic violations were included in the issued UTTs.
Following the arrest, Ronald L. Tubbs was released with an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court.