Frewsburg Man Charged Following Accident

An afternoon drive turned out to be a lot of trouble for a Frewsburg resident Monday after a run-in with police.

Adam Swanson, 31, of Frewsburg, was charged with failure to keep right, driving on the sidewalk and driving while his ability was impaired by drugs following an accident at 3:45 p.m.

According to police, Swanson was traveling northbound on Washington Street in a gray 2000 Dodge Intrepid when he crossed over both southbound lanes of the road, drove over the curb and knocked over a speed limit sign. Swanson also caused damage to two vehicles in the Shults Ford parking lot, located at 2257 Washington St.

After coming to rest, Swanson allegedly attempted to flee, but Sgt. Steve Anderson of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was driving southbound on Washington Street in an unmarked car and was able to box in Swanson before he could leave the scene of the accident. Members of the Jamestown Police Department arrived a short time later.

Swanson provided a breath sample to officers, but following a reading that indicated he was not intoxicated, Lt. Jim Quattrone, a drug recognition expert from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, was called to the scene. Quattrone determined the subject was under the influence of illegal drugs. He was taken into custody pending further action.

Swanson also had a 21-year-old female passenger with him at the time of the accident. She was uninjured.