Erie County Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz

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What happens when police pull over a driver, and the driver can’t hear them? What happens when a deaf person needs to report a crime? Those are questions the Town of Amherst Police Department hopes will soon be easier to answer. 

 

Officers will start using video remote sign language interpreters next week to better communicate with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. 

 


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The number of arrests for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) made in Erie County this year is on track to match the 2018 figure of 2,408, according to county data released Tuesday.

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Supporters of ride hailing say the low-cost way of getting around will reduce drunk driving. But in Erie County, the number of recent DWI arrests has gone up.