Erie County sheriff’s deputies charged a Collins woman early Sunday with driving while intoxicated after a one-car crash on Route 438 on the Seneca Nation Reservation. They also arrested a man walking nearby when, deputies say, he interfered with medical personnel at the scene.
Charged with driving while intoxicated is Kelsey L. Lay, 21, who was treated at the scene for minor injuries she suffered when her vehicle struck a utility pole. Deputies said she had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19 percent, more than twice the limit that triggers a DWI charge. She was ticketed to appear in the Town of North Collins Court at a later date.
Deputies also say that Steven E. Young, 28, of Lawtons, interfered with medical personnel as he approached the accident scene on foot at about 4:20 a.m., then became hostile and struggled with deputies and Seneca Nation marshals. Young was taken to the county Holding Center on charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing medical emergency personnel, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.