Deputies make DWI arrests over weekend

CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Erie County Sheriff’s Road Patrols arrested five people from drunk driving over the weekend. Sheriff Tim Howard released details about the incidents, that stretched across Erie County.

On Saturday evening, in Clarence, 41-year-old Matthew J. Palka was arrested after a complaint of a larceny at the Walmart on Transit Road. Palka was stopped while driving, and is accused of petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, DWI and traffic infractions. The sheriff’s office says the stolen items were returned to the store.

A few hours later in Concord, a deputy responded to a crash on Route 240, near Kissing Bridge. While investigating the accident, the deputy interviewed the driver, 21-year-old Kyle J. Anger, of North Java. Anger refused to submit a breath test, and was charged with DWI and traffic infractions.

Early the next morning, the sheriff’s office stopped a vehicle for erratic operation in Clarence. Deputies say 48-year-old Scott W. Baehre, of Clarence, was driving with an alleged .12 percent BAC. He was charged with DWI, driving with a suspended license and traffic infractions.

At about the same time in Cheektowaga, deputies stopped 40-year-old Daphne E. Foreman while she was driving on the Thruway, near William Street. She was stopped for erratic driving and submitted a breath test that revealed an alleged BAC of .12 percent. She was charged with felony DWI and traffic infractions, because of a prior DWI conviction from 2011.

Sunday evening, the sheriff’s office made the 5th DWI arrest of the weekend. Deputies responded to the scene of a crash on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Deputies say a vehicle crashed into a tree and then drove away. Deputies say 31-year-old Jack E. Warrior Jr., of Lawtons, was located on Woodchuck Road. He was arrested for felony aggravated DWI, and traffic infractions including leaving the scene of a property damage crash. He received a felony because of a prior DWI from 2010. 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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