Big game DWI checkpoint nets arrests

ELMA, N.Y. (WIVB)- A DWI sobriety checkpoint resulted in five drunk driving arrests the night of the big game. New York State Police say 375 cars drove through the checkpoint, on Clinton Street in the Town of Elma.

Police say 45-year-old Thomas Collopy, of Buffalo, submitted a breath sample that revealed an alleged .16 percent BAC. Due to a previous conviction, he was charged with felony DWI.

Collopy isn’t the only person facing a felony charge. Police say 20-year-old Coty A. Dunbar, of Cheektowaga, was submitted an alleged .08 percent BAC. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, because his New York State license is suspended.

A Lancaster man was also stopped by police. Police say 48-year-old Christopher Jezioro was arrested for DWI after submitting a breath test that showed an alleged .11 percent BAC.

An Elma teenager was also stopped Sunday evening. Police say 18-year-old Thomas Judasz was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police say 64-year-old Vincent Laffrata, of Elma submitted a breath sample that revealed an alleged .12 percent BAC. Due to a previous DWI conviction, he was charged with a felony.

An Elma woman is accused of having prescription pills that were not in their original container. Police arrested 43-year-old Cheryl Wyman, of Elma, for DWI. She was also arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Each person was charged and released to appear in Town of Elma Court at a later date. 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.

blog comments powered by Disqus