Man with prior DWI allegedly tried to lie to deputies

GREAT VALLEY, N.Y. (WIVB) – An alleged drunk driver deputies say should have been driving with an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle lied about his identity while being questioned following an accident.

Authorities were called to Rt. 219 in Great Valley around 6 p.m. last Thursday for a car in a snowbank. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Drew Holland gave a false name to try to avoid having deputies learn his license was revoked for a prior DWI conviction and an ignition interlock device was required to be in his vehicle.

But deputies weren’t fooled. They learned Holland’s true identity and also found he was intoxicated and had marijuana and several pills in his possession.

The Olean man was arrested and charged with felony DWI, first degree aggravated unlicensed operation, seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, false personation, unlawful possession of marijuana, and several traffic violations.

Holland was released after posting bail.

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