TOWN OF POMFRET – A Fredonia man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after crashing his car into a ditch on Farel Road shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.

James B. Schroeder, 45, had a prior felony DWI conviction in the past 10 years – elevating the severity of Friday’s charge, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies said.

Schroeder was incarcerated in Chautauqua County Jail after failing to post bail and his driver’s license was suspended immediately, authorities said,