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12-year Tonawanda police veteran arrested for DWI

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 18:16:52-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Town of Tonawanda police lieutenant is on administrative leave, after a DWI arrest in Niagara County late last month.

Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour says Corey Flatau was arrested, after a one-vehicle crash on Nash Road, north of Niagara Falls Boulevard. The crash happened just after midnight on Thursday.

Voutour says the driver hit a mailbox.

During arrest and booking, Flatau told deputies he was unemployed, according to Voutour. His office later learned Flatau was employed by the Town of Tonawanda police and notified the department of his arrest.

The 7 Eyewitness News I-Team has learned Flatau has been on the force since January, 2007.

Town of Tonawanda police have confirmed Flatau is on the force, though they won't comment further. They say this is a personnel matter.

Flatau is charged with DWI, failure to obey traffic device and failure to obey designated lane.

It's unclear when he's due back in court.