Driver accused of being drunk, providing alcohol to teen

PORTLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two men were arrested early Monday morning after State Police stopped a car being driven erratically on I-86 in the Town of Portland.

Troopers say the driver, 36-year-old Martin Gomez III of Bradford, PA had a noticeable smell of alcohol around him when he was pulled over around 7:15 a.m. He was placed through field sobriety tests, which authorities say he failed, and his BAC was reportedly .13 percent.

Andrew Owens, an 18-year-old passenger in the vehicle, was placed under arrest after K-9 Officer Kubi scented drugs on his person. The Bradford, PA man is facing charged of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of alcohol under the age of 21.

Gomez is facing charged with DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and giving or selling alcohol to a person under age 21.

Both Owens and Gomez were taken to the Chautauqua County Jail on bail. 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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