Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander
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.