Police Beat: Driver accused of resisting arrest after refusing breath test
Paul G. Grazioplene, 43, of Batavia, faces charges of a felony DWI, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of a property damage accident following an alleged incident on Cedar Street about 9:25 last night. Grazioplene allegedly stuck a vehicle on Cedar and then drove off. A resident followed his car and notified police. Grazioplene was apparently still in his vehicle parked outside of his home when he was found by police. Grazioplene allegedly refused to take a breath test. He reportedly has a prior DWI arrest within the past 10 years. He was jailed without bail.
Jill L. Briska, 20, of Batavia faces a DWI charge following a minor traffic accident this morning about 1 at 100 W. Main St. Briska was issued an appearance ticket and released.
This reminds me of an observation I posted a few weeks ago, that news media should not be allowed to report to the public on "alleged" violations [which basically most arrests are initially]. Once the "allegation" has been reported, the public quickly makes up it's mind about guilt or innocence, and if the charged person is exonerated, the perceived damage done by the initial report is never truly undone.