Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on January 2, 2020
It appears New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb should have taken his own advice when just days ago he urged constituents to avoid drinking and driving over the holiday season.
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 67 year old Republican was arrested on New Year’s Eve after crashing his state–issued SUV on County Road 41 in the Town of Victor around 10 p.m.
He was charged with DWI and because of his notoriety, the case is going to be handled by a special prosecutor before a judge from outside the counties he represents.
Buffalo woman busted for DWI in Pembroke.
25 year old Lillian Doll was arrested by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies just after midnight Sunday after she had apparently run out of gas in the vehicle she was driving.
Following a brief investigation it was determined Doll was intoxicated and she subsequently recorded a Blood Alcohol Content over .08 percent.
She was charged with DWI along with Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended Registration and was released with an appearance ticket for Pembroke Town Court on January 16th.
New bail reform legislation is in effect statewide along with the new year.
The law gets rid of pretrial detention and cash bail in most non-violent felony or misdemeanor cases.
Cash bail is still required for offenses like drug trafficking and sex crimes involving children.
Governor Cuomo believes the new rules will keep thousands of people accused of crimes out of jail until their legal case is resolved.
North Road in LeRoy will be closed between Route 19 and Conlon Road today and tomorrow according to the county highway department.
Construction crews will be installing a water main across the roadway.
The stretch North Road will be closed to all traffic, including emergency vehicles until this weekend.
The Buffalo Sabres will look to start 2020 off on a winning note in front of their home crowd.
They’re hosting the Edmonton Oilers at KeyBank Center.
Buffalo is coming off a tough loss New Year’s Eve where they squandered a four to one lead and lost six to four to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Faceoff for tonight’s game is 7:00 p.m.
The Buffalo Bills are taking part in their second playoff game in three years this weekend, and some local fans will be in attendance to cheer them on.
Members of the so-called “Bills Mafia” are heading to Houston ahead of Buffalo’s big showdown with the Texans.
Fans tell The Buffalo News they have to be at the game as the team looks for its first playoff win in decades.
Kickoff for Saturday’s contest is set for 4:35 p.m.