Major Eugene J. Staniszewski
Troop A Commander
On August 31, 2022, Troopers out of SP Clarence arrested Justin J. Blasko., 33, of Akron, NY, for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th.
Troopers responded to a motor vehicle accident on South Newstead Road, in the town of Akron. During the interview with operator Blasko, he was exhibiting signs of impairment. Troopers located high-capacity magazines, a large amount of ammunition, narcotics and a Rock River Arms assault rifle inside Blasko’s vehicle. He was arrested and transported to SP Clarence where he was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. Blasko was arraigned at the town of Newstead Court and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center.