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Steuben County Sheriff report arrests for felony DWI and cannabis sales

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January 14, 2022 Rollover Crash with Injury DWI Arrest

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on January 14, 2022, deputies arrested Carlos Mendez, age 44, of Hotchkin Road, Prattsburgh, New York, following an investigation of a January 4, 2022, report of a serious injury motor vehicle crash on Cook School Road, Prattsburgh, New York. It is alleged that Mr. Mendez operated a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway, resulting in a rollover crash. It is also alleged that Mr. Mendez’ actions caused injury to himself and two passengers in the vehicle. Both passengers and Mr. Mendez were transported to medical facilities for treatment of their sustained injuries. Mr. Mendez was charged with Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, a class D Felony, Driving While Intoxicated, Speeding, Fail to Keep Right and No Seat Belt. Mr. Mendez was held for arraignment in the Centralized Arraignment Court.

January 13, 2022 Possession and Sale of Cannabis Arrests

Chief Colin Taft and Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard report that on December 30, 2021, officers of the Village of Bath Police Department and deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested two persons in connection with cannabis possession and sales in the Village of Bath, New York, resulting from an investigation and search:

A male, age 34, of Main Street, Hammondsport, New York. It is alleged that he sold cannabis to a person under the age of 21 at a commercial establishment on West Morris Street, Bath, New York. He was charged with Criminal Sale of Cannabis in the Third Degree. The accused was released on an appearance ticket to return to the Village of Bath Court.

A male, age 34, of Kingsley Street, Bath, New York. It is alleged that he possessed a quantity of suspected cannabis in excess of three ounces at a commercial establishment on West Morris Street, Bath, New York. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of Cannabis. The accused was released on an appearance ticket to return to the Village of Bath Court.

Chief Taft and Sheriff Allard thank the New York State Police for their assistance in this arrest.

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