Editor's note: News releases written by Corry City Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Union City Police, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement and Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office are submitted to The Corry Journal, which then publishes the exact information supplied by police. Whether names or other facts of the incident are published depends strictly on what information has been given by the police. The news releases are kept on file at The Journal. 


Pennsylvania State Police


. BLOOMFIELD - State police at Corry conducted a driving under the influence checkpoint between 11 p.m. July 6 and 4 a.m. July 7 on Lake Road in Crawford County. The checkpoint resulted in four DUI arrests, two Act 64 arrests, 17 summary traffic citations and 13 written warnings. 


. UNION - A motor vehicle crash occurred on July 6 at about 8:10 a.m. on Interstate 79 at the 141.5-mile marker in Crawford County. State police at Meadville said Terry L. Ranyak, 61, of Union City, was traveling southbound I-79 in a black 2010 Dodge Caliber station wagon at about 70 mph. As he was traveling over a bridge, it began to heavily rain and caused water to stand on the bridge, which caused Ranyak to lose control of his vehicle. Police said the his vehicle struck a wall on the left side of the bridge. The station wagon sustained disabling damage to the front of the vehicle and was removed from the scene by Leonard's Towing. Vernon Fire Department also responded to the scene. 


Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office


. FRENCH CREEK, N.Y. - Sheriff's deputies were called to a motor vehicle accident on Canterbury Drive in the town of French Creek, New York, at 3:30 a.m. July 7. Upon arrival, deputies identified the operator as Timothy L. Sawyer, 27, of Ripley, New York, who was found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody. Sawyer refused a breath test and was held at Chautauqua County Jail pending arraignment. He will appear in the Town of French Creek Court at a later date to answer to a charge of driving while intoxicated. 

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