DELEVAN — Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard has reported the felony driving while intoxicated arrest and subsequent narcotics charges of a Delevan man following a traffic stop on Savage Road in the town of Sardinia on Sept. 8 at 4:30 a.m.
Erie County Sheriff’s deputies Theresa Nietzel and Jason Bouton responded to a disruptive customer trouble call at an establishment on Olean Road in the town of Sardinia. The customer, Codey Tingue, 28, of Delevan, drove away from the scene prior to patrol’s arrival.
Tingue was located by Nietzel a short time later, on Savage Road in Sardinia. Upon further investigation and field sobriety tests, Tingue was found to be intoxicated, prompting a DWI charge. It was further discovered that Tingue had a previous DWI and his driver’s license had been revoked, raising his DWI to a felony along with a felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle charge. Tingue refused any further procedures and blood alcohol content testing.
Upon the search of Tingue incidental to his arrest, he was found to be in possession of 11 grams of cocaine and 2.7 grams of marijuana causing him to be additionally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance fourth, a C felony and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
Tingue was taken to the Erie County Holding Center and held pending his arraignment in the Town of Sardinia Court.