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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • County Administrator Mitchell Alger charged with DWI

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  • Allegany County officials say they are looking into the situation after county Administrator Mitchell M. Alger was arrested Thursday by Wellsville police on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and aggravated driving while intoxicated.
    Village police said Alger, 31, of Wellsville, was charged after a traffic stop in the village. He is due to appear at a later date in court.
    According to the state Department of Motor Vehicles website, an aggravated driving while intoxicated charge alleges a person had a blood-alcohol content of .18 percent or higher.
    Board of Legislators Chairman Curt Crandall issued the following statement Thursday:
    “As chairman of the Allegany County Board of Legislators, I have been informed that Mitchell M. Alger, county administrator, was involved in an accident and subsequently was charged with driving while intoxicated. At this time, we are quickly gathering as much information as possible on this matter, which includes being in contact with Mr. Alger’s family. As soon as facts about this situation are confirmed, we plan to share further information with the public. In the meantime, all county offices and departments will continue to conduct business as usual.”

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