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April 26, 2014

Accident results in drug charges

Niagara Gazette — TOWN OF WILSON - An accident at the intersection of Wilson-Cambria and German roads resulted in a power pole being struck and the arrest of the three occupants of the vehicle involved on numerous drug and alcohol related charges. 

The driver, Patricia Davis, 25, Wilson, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while intoxicated, false personation, seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle, failure to keep right and open container of an alcoholic beverage.

Passenger Kelly Jarvis, 24, Niagara Falls, was charged with obstruction of governmental administration, seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument.

Ralph Gillon, 44, Niagara Falls, the third passenger in the vehicle, was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the 1996 Ford F-250 pickup truck Davis was driving was heading north on Wilson-Cambria Road when it crossed over the southbound lane and went off the road around 8:15 a.m. Friday. The truck hit a power pole, continued heading north off of the road, struck a culvert and re-entered the roadway, coming to a rest on the east side shoulder of the road. 

Both Davis and Gillon gave conflicting stories as to what had happened, the Sheriff’s Office said. Interviews with Davis and a witness to the accident revealed that Jarvis had run away from the scene of the accident before the Sheriff’s Office arrived. She was eventually found in a yard on German Road approximately half a mile from the accident. 

All three were taken to the Niagara County Jail in lieu of $500 bail, the Sheriff’s Office said. Jarvis is also being detained on a warrant from the City of Niagara Falls on two counts of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

National Grid came to replace the pole that was struck, the Sheriff’s Office said.  

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