Traffic stop leads to felony DWI arrest
A woman stopped for not wearing a seat belt was eventually charged with felony DWI about 6:30 p.m. Friday by Niagara County Sheriff's deputies.
Mary R. Ball, 39, 3902 Lockport-Olcott Road, Lockport, was stopped in a parking lot on Lockport-Olcott Road for the seat belt violation. Deputies said she appeared intoxicated and failed four of five field sobriety tests.
Ball told the deputy she was driving with a hardship driver's license due to a previous DWI arrest. When the deputy asked why she was driving to the store, she replied she had to return a movie. The deputy noted that Ball acknowledged that driving to return a movie is not a stipulation of her hardship driving privilege.
A chemical test determined her blood alcohol content to be 0.13 percent.
Due to the previous DWI, on Sept. 4, 2008, and a suspension on her license for a pending prosecution in court, she was charged with felony DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, DWI, unlicensed operation and no seat belt.
Town of Lockport
• INCIDENT: Niagara County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Niagara Street Extension home where a woman turned over about 50 bottles of prescription medication. The woman said the medication belonged to her husband who recently passed away.
• HARASSMENT: Kim M. Bostick, 48, of North Avenue, was charged at 12:54 a.m. Sunday with second-degree harassment. Bostick was released for court.
• DWI: Jody F. Catalano, 43, of Main Street, was charged at 12;39 a.m. Monday on Oliver Street with DWI, unregistered motor vehicle and no headlights. Catalano's blood alcohol content was 0.18. She was held for court.