New York State Division of State Police

01/27/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/27/2020 20:57

Bemus Point man charged with multiple felonies following traffic stop


On January 26th, 2020, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Jordan Eckwahl, 32, of Bemus Point, for Felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.

Eckwahl was pulled over for speeding on Route 430 in Jamestown and after failing SFSTs, Eckwahl was placed under arrest. A search of Eckwahl and his vehicle revealed a rifle, several rounds of ammunition and a glassine envelope containing methamphetamine. Eckwahl was transported to SP Jamestown where he provided a breath sample of .20. A check of Eckwahl's driving record revealed that his driving privileges had been revoked due to a DWI conviction within the preceding 10 years, and a criminal history check revealed a felony conviction, prohibiting him from possessing a firearm. Eckwahl was then processed, issued appearance tickets and traffic tickets and released. Eckwahl is scheduled to appear in the town of Ellicott Court next month.