Plow Driver Steers Into Arrest

December 16, 2013 Updated Dec 16, 2013 at 7:49 AM EDT

By WKBW News

December 16, 2013 Updated Dec 16, 2013 at 7:49 AM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW):

Hundreds of city plows ran the roads this past weekend, as snow caked a thick layer on the streets and made driving conditions dangerous for travelers. One plow in particular caught the attention of Buffalo police after a series of dicey events. With the help of the Department of Public Works and the City's GPS System, police arrested 47-year-old James Evans, a Buffalo snow plow driver, early Sunday morning for allegedly driving under the influence.

Officials say that Evans struck a building near the intersection of Bailey Avenue and Arden Avenue while operating his plow. Not too long after that, it's said he struck a cab driver near Eggert Road and Kay Street. The cab driver did not sustain life-threatening injuries, but ECMC did treat the driver for a broken left hand.

Police charged Evans with a D.W.I., leaving the scene of an injury accident, criminal mischief and a slew of other charges.

Law enforcement officials took Evans into custody at his home. He's suspended from work without pay.

Evans will be arraigned in Buffalo City Court this morning.