Two Chautauqua County residents were charged over the weekend in separate incidents for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Ellicott police officers were dispatched on Saturday to a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of West Falconer and Alberta streets. Investigation found Heather L. Carlson, 21, of E. Fifth St., Jamestown, allegedly hit the rear drive-side portion of a parked car on West Falconer Street and left without stopping. Police found Carlson, who was located near the scene of the accident, was intoxicated when she struck the car. She was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unlicensed operation, and failure to maintain lane.
Carlson also was charged with false personation after giving police a fake name during their investigation. She will be in court later.
On Sunday, officers Jamestown Police Department's Second Platoon were dispatched at 6:41 p.m. to 195 Clyde Ave. for a motor vehicle accident involving one car hitting two parked cars.
While responding, officers were told the car's operator, Jeffery A. Bull, 39, of Lakewood was leaving the scene of the accident on foot. Police located Bull a short distance from the accident. He was found to be intoxicated while operating the vehicle that struck the parked cars.
Bull was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated and taken to the city jail without incident. He was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, moving from a lane unsafely, speed not reasonable and prudent, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Bull is awaiting arraignment.