Sheriff: Man crashes while driving more than 4 times over the legal alcohol limit

TOWN OF ELLERY, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man from Bemus Point is facing a number of charges after investigators say he drove drunk, swerved into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday on Ellery Centralia Rd. in the Town of Ellery.

According to Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies, Robert Samuelson’s blood-alcohol content (BAC) was four-and-a-half times the legal limit.

Samuelson, 64, was charged with aggravated DWI, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusal to take a roadside breath test.

The other driver’s condition is not known. 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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