Six Arrested In Erie County Within 24-Hours For Drinking and Driving

by William Mattar | June 4th, 2012

June 4, 2012

Sheriff’s Deputies in Erie County, New York, were busy over the weekend. According to the Buffalo News, six arrests were made in less than 24 hours for drinking and driving infractions.

The first arrest was made Saturday afternoon at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Main Street in Springville after police received a call that the driver of the vehicle in question had been involved in a property damage accident and fled the scene. When deputies conducted field sobriety testing on the suspect, they were able to determine that his blood-alcohol level was .17 percent, or nearly double the legal limit. He was placed under arrest on charges of DUI and other traffic infractions.

Then, around 2:00 a.m., a 65-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI and obstructing justice after refusing field sobriety testing. Two hours later, a 26-year-old man was arrested for DUI and drug charges in the same area of the county.

Within thirty minutes of the young man’s arrest, a minor was also charged with DWI on Williams Street in Lancaster.

The Buffalo Car Accident Attorneys with the Law Offices of William Mattar know how dangerous drinking and driving is to both the person under the influence and other motorists around them. That is why they ask that New Yorkers do their part to keep the state’s roadways safe and prevent New York Car Accidents by never drinking and driving.