Erie Co. Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Valentine's Day arrest of a Town of Clarence woman for Felony Driving While Intoxicated. This is the 24th DWI arrest made by the Erie County Sheriff’s in 2014.
Erie Co Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Clark responded to a three car injury accident on Transit Rd. @ Roll Rd. in the Town of Clarence. The accident occurred when one vehicle struck a second vehicle from behind and forced that vehicle to collide with the rear end of a third vehicle. During the investigation it was determined that the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident, 57 year old Julia Bastin, was intoxicated. She was arrested for DWI and was taken to the Erie Co. Sheriff’s Clarence substation where a breath test revealed her blood alcohol content to be .21%, over twice the legal limit. Bastin’s DWI charge was upgraded to a felony because she had a previous conviction for DWI in 2006. Bastin is being held at the Erie Co. Holding Center on $750 bail.