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Hamburg man arrested for drugs

SPRINGVILLE—Walter Smith Jr., 60, of Hamburg, was arrested in Springville on July 7 at 10:06 p.m. after Erie County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of an erratic driver in a South Cascade Drive parking lot. The vehicle had struck a light pole multiple times. When the deputies arrived, Smith was observed standing near the reported vehicle.

Smith admitted to deputies that he had been driving the vehicle and standard field sobriety tests were administered. Following the field tests, a Drug Recognition Expert was dispatched for additional evaluation. It was concluded that Smith was impaired by drugs. He was arrested and charged with DWI-Drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was additionally charged with possession a controlled substance in a non-original container and two vehicle and traffic violations.

Smith was taken to Erie County Holding Center and later released.


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