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


  
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

 

Traffic stop leads to Driving While Intoxicated arrest of Gowanda man.

 

On January 11, 2021 at 11:00pm Fredonia Troopers on patrol stopped John P. Smigiel, 39, of Gowanda for traveling 73 mph in a posted 55 mph zone on Route 39 in the town of Sheridan.  During the investigation at the scene, Smigiel failed standardized field sobriety tests.  Smigiel was arrested and transported to SP Fredonia, where a chemical breath test revealed him to have a .15% BAC.

 

Smigiel was released on appearance tickets for the town of Sheridan court for later this month.

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