Woman approaches deputy, gets DWI charge

SHELDON — An Erie County woman is facing several charges after she was found passed out behind the wheel, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said.

A homeowner found Shannon Kern, 51, of Akron parked about 1,300 feet off the road on a private property at 3939 Route 98, said deputies Renee Ficarella and Michael Majtyka.

Deputies and North Java rescue personnel responded to perform a welfare check. Kern then allegedly performed poorly on field sobriety tests.

Kern was charged with aggravated DWI and DWI. She was released to a family member and is to appear in Sheldon Town Court at a later date.

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