Driver accused of DWI after crash

Tom Muscarella is Chairman of the 2009 Taste of Buffalo. We caught up with him tending to any one of a thousand details he will tackle during this long weekend. Believe it or not, his day job is with the Erie County Health Department as Senior Public Health Sanitarian. Seems like the right man for this mission!

GREAT VALLEY, N.Y. (WIVB)- The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says a driver was drunk at the time of a crash in Great Valley.

The sheriff’s office says 61-year-old Karen E. Rapacioli, of Salamanca, was arrested at 1 a.m. on Tuesday. Rapacioli was involved in a crash on Route 219 and was then arrested for felony DWI common law, felony DWI .08 of 1 percent or higher and failure to keep right.

Rapacioli is scheduled to appear in Town of Great Valley 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.

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