Man arrested for endangering two children

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Olean man after they say he was driving recklessly with two babies in his car.

Deputies arrested 22-year-old Dustin Birkelund and charged him with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities say he was driving recklessly in Gargoyle Park in the Town of Allegany around 11 p.m. last Friday with a 1-year-old and 2-month-old baby in the car.

Birkelund was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Town of Allegany 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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