Erie County Sheriff's Office Makes Leandra's Law DWI Arrest

May 3, 2012 Updated May 3, 2012 at 12:02 PM EDT

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Erie County Sheriff's Office Makes Leandra's Law DWI Arrest

May 3, 2012 Updated May 3, 2012 at 12:02 PM EDT

(WKBW release) Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of a Hamburg resident for Felony DWI in violation of Leandra’s Law and multiple other charges after a traffic stop in Boston by Sheriff’s Road Patrols on Wednesday evening. 

According to a news release:

While on patrol in Boston, a Erie County deputy stopped a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Gregory Durrett of Hamburg for failure to use a turn signal on Creekside Court. 

The Deputy noted while speaking with Durrett that he appeared to be intoxicated by alcohol.  She also discovered that there were open alcoholic beverages in the vehicle and that there was a 15-year-old female in the back seat who was not wearing a seatbelt and had also consumed alcohol.  After her investigation, Deputy Nietzel arrested Durrett and charged Durrett with Felony Aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law – driving drunk with a person 15 years or younger in the vehicle), Felony DWI (prior conviction for DWI in 2008), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Marijuana Possession and multiple traffic infractions.  A breath test revealed Durrett's blood alcohol content to be .20%. 

Two other occupants of the vehicle were also arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.