24 January 2021
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander


  
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
On January 22nd, 2021, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Alex Barnhardt, 33, of Lancaster, for DWAI – Drugs. 
 
The Troopers responded to a one-car motor vehicle accident on North Maple Street in Ashville.  Investigation revealed that the van was traveling north on North Maple Street when it exited the east side of the roadway and came to rest on its passenger side.  Barnhardt, the driver and sole occupant, was placed under arrest after failing several SFSTs.  Barnhardt was transported to SP Jamestown where he was evaluated by a Chautauqua County Drug Recognition Expert and Determined to be under the influence of Central Nervous System depressants.  A blood sample was secured from Barnhardt at UPMC Hospital in Jamestown and Barnhardt was transported back to SP Jamestown for processing.  Barnhardt was issued tickets and is scheduled to appear in the town of North Harmony Court on a later date.  Barnhardt was not injured in the accident. 
 

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