Six DWI arrests, one drug arrest over weekend

Between Saturday and Sunday, State Police made six DWI arrests and one drug arrest in West Seneca, Depew, Clarence, Hamburg and the City of Buffalo.

Around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, 23-year-old Joseph Ridge of Buffalo lost control of his vehicle on Rt. 219 in West Seneca and was hit by a second vehicle after his vehicle collided with a guard rail. Troopers believe he was intoxicated and his blood was drawn at ECMC.

Two hours later on Main Street in Clarence, State Police stopped 22-year-old Dalton Englert of Clarence for failing to stop for a red traffic arrow. Troopers say Englert failed field sobriety tests and a breath test revealed his BAC to be .15 percent.

On Pine Street in Hamburg on Sunday, shortly after midnight, troopers arrested 44-year-old Clayton Russell of Hamburg. Police say he failed to yield the right of way and a breath test revealed Russell had a BAC of .08 percent.

And in Depew, 37-year-old Darryl Rocha was pulled over shortly before 2 a.m. State Police say Rocha failed field sobriety tests and had a BAC of .09 percent.

Two people were arrested for DWI in the City of Buffalo on Sunday.

After being stopped on Forest Avenue, 50-year-old Clifford Johnson of Buffalo was charged with aggravated DWI for having a BAC of .19 percent, according to police. Johnson was also charged with failure to keep right and having an obstructed license place.

Twenty-nine-year-old Kristina Schmitt of Buffalo was charged with aggravated DWI and failure to keep right. State Police say had a BAC of .22 percent when she was pulled over on Niagara Street.

And 26-year-old Zachary Rodriguez was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after State Police say they witnessed a hand-to-hand exchange in the 7-Eleven parking lot at Niagara and Hampshire. Rodriguez was also wanted on a warrant for seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Holding Center. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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