Injured driver hopitalized and charged with DWI

COLLINS, N.Y. (WIVB) A town of Collins woman was taken to Lakeshore Hospital after Erie County Sheriff’s deputies say they found her injured in a single car accident in the town of Collins early Saturday morning.

Erie County Undersheriff Mark Wipperman says 28 year old Tristan Edminster drove off the road near the intersection of Gowanda State and Bagdad Roads, knocking down a stop sign and a road sign.

EMS crews took Edminster to Lakeshore Hospital for treatment. She also submitted to a blood draw to determine her blood alcohol content, according to deputies. She has since been released from the hospital.

Deputies charged Edminster with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. In addition, Edminster was ticketed for not having insurance, expired registration and inspection, nd moving from a lane unsafely.

Tristan Edminster is to appear in Collins Town Court on November 26th. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Tristan is the 195th DWI arrest by Erie County deputies this year. 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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