County administrator arrested in Allegany County

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WELLSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – The county administrator in Allegany County was arrested and charged with DWI after an accident on Thursday.

Police say they arrested Mitchell M. Alger, 31, of Wellsville in the village and charged him with driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or greater and aggravated DWI.

A statement released by Board of Legislators Chairman Curt Crandall said:

“As chairman of the Allegany County Board of Legislators, I have been informed that Mitchell M. Alger, county administrator, was involved in an accident and subsequently was charged with driving while intoxicated. At this time, we are quickly gathering as much information as possible on this matter, which includes being in contact with Mr. Alger’s family. Mr. Alger is currently on sick leave and the daily duties of the county administrator are being handled by our regular administrative team, as is normal procedure when the administrator is on sick leave or takes vacation time. As soon as facts about this situation are confirmed, we plan to share further information with the public. In the meantime, all county offices and departments will continue to conduct business as usual.” 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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