Two Chautauqua County residents arrested on DWI

FREDONIA, N.Y. (WIVB) —  Two Chautauqua County residents were pulled over for lighting violations on their cars and taken away in cuffs this past weekend.Christopher Vallone

State police in Fredonia say they arrested a Dunkirk woman and an Irving man for DWI.

Heather Bongiovanni, 25, was stopped in Dunkirk at around 2 a.m. Sunday for having a passenger headlight  out. She failed her standard field sobriety tests and was arrested with a .14 percent blood alcohol content.

It was her first offense, and she was issued tickets for failure to use headlights with windshield wipers, operating a motor vehicle with .08 of 1 percent or more alcohol in blood and driving while intoxicated.

Christopher Vallone, 29, was stopped in Sheridan for having a plate lamp on his license plate at roughly 2 a.m. on Saturday. He failed his standard field sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI with a blood alcohol of .08 percent.

Vallone also is a first offender and was issued tickets for equipment violation, inadequate plate lamps, operating a motor vehicle with .08 of 1 percent or more alcohol in the blood and driving while intoxicated.

Bongiovanni will return to the Town of Dunkirk Court on Jan. 5. Vallone will return to Town of Sheridan court on Jan. 8.

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