posted on August 18, 2010 07:20
An East Bethany man, who police say has been driving without a license for the past 33 years, has been arrested for Drunk Driving.
The charge against 61-year-old Duane Bush of Silver Road is a felony, because deputies say he had a previous DWI conviction in the last 10 years.
Deputies tell us a citizen saw Bush traveling south on Francis Road in his white van late Monday night. The rear tire was deteriorating. Eventually, the right rear tire came off and Bush allegedly traveled another 11-miles.
When he was finally stopped, deputies said Bush had a blood alcohol count 3.5 times the legal limit.
An Albion man has been arrested in connection with a house fire last year that claimed the life of his mother.
41-year-old Troy Christ is charged with Arson and Insurance Fraud.
The fire occurred in April of last year at the home of Christ’s mother on Ridge Road in the Town of Gaines. The body of 73-year-old Marian Klopp was found inside the house where she lived alone.
Christ has been released on bail.
Downtown Buffalo bars are considering an earlier closing time to deal with recent acts of violence. Last night, bar and restaurant patrons met to discuss moving the curfew from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. Opponents of the idea say changing closing times would only move alcohol-fueled occurrences to earlier in the evening while killing business. The discussion is reaction to a mass shooting over the weekend that left four dead and four injured.
The Seneca Indian Nation has sued the Paterson administration.
Seneca representatives say the suit is connected to the state trying to collect taxes on the sales of cigarettes at Native American stores.
Tax collection is supposed to start on September 1st and tribal leaders have asked the governor and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to put a hold on the tax while the suit is in court.
Genesee Community College will name it’s new art gallery in memory of Rosalie “Roz” Steiner.
She was the wife of GCC President Stewart Steiner. Mrs. Steiner passed away two years ago. The new gallery is expected to be completed in November. Read the entire story HERE.