NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Steven A. Nigrelli
Troop A Commander
On March 11th, 2017, the New York State Police arrested Justin Blakenship, 34, of Buffalo, for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.
Blankenship was pulled over on Route 60 in Jamestown for a traffic violation and placed under arrest after he failed multiple SFSTs. The Troopers located a bag containing Vicodin and Xanax pills in Blankenship’s vehicle and he was subsequently charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Possessing a Controlled Substance in a non-original container. Per a DMV check, Blankenship’s Non-Driver ID was suspended six times and he was additionally charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree. Blankenship was transported to SP Jamestown where he was evaluated by a Chautauqua County Drug Recognition Expert. Blankenship was then processed, issued tickets returnable to the City of Jamestown Court and released. Blankenship is scheduled to appear in the City of Jamestown Court on a later date to answer the charges.