Niagra Falls Man Charged with DWI After Purposefully Backing into Cab

by emallernee | October 24th, 2011

October 24, 2011

A 54-year-old Niagara Falls, New York, man intentionally backed his pickup truck into a taxicab while intoxicated on Friday night. He has been charged with DWI, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a public place, having no registration, and unsafe backing, according to the Niagra Gazette.

The incident occurred at 9:10 p.m. on Friday, October 21. Police were responding to a property damage accident in the 1800 block of Pine Avenue, where they found the man had backed into a taxi. Officers said there was no damage to either vehicle.

The man told officers that the taxi was parked too closely and didn’t leave him room to get out.

“I hit that car with my truck, and I will hit any car if I don’t have room,” the man told police.

Smelling alcohol on the man, officers asked him to perform roadside sobriety tests, which he failed. The Buffalo News reports that they also found an open bottle of gin inside his truck. Afterwards he was charged.

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