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Motorcyclist arrested for DUI after Mentz accident

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On August 18 deputies rushed to South Street Road in the Town of Mentz following reports of a single-vehicle motorcycle accident. 

Sheriff Brian Schenck revealed that upon arrival, officers found Steven J. Ball Jr. had crashed his motorcycle into a ditch, sustaining minor injuries. 


Further on-scene investigations indicated that Ball had been operating the motorcycle under the influence, and without registration, insurance, or a proper motorcycle license. Ball declined medical attention and was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated, among other traffic-related offenses.

Ball was presented at the CAP court the next day, where he was released on his own recognizance with a subsequent court date set. The New York State Police, Cayuga 911 Center, and the Port Byron Fire Department assisted the Sheriff’s Office during the investigation.