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Buffalo man coughs in officer's face, says he has coronavirus

Posted at 8:37 AM, Mar 26, 2020

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) — West Seneca police say a Buffalo man allegedly coughed on a police officer, then stated that he has coronavirus.

Authorities say the driver was 35-year-old Jesse Baker who was driving at a high rate of speed, swerving in the roadway, and driving on the wrong side of the street on Indian Church Road in West Seneca.

When officers pulled the Baker over, the man was found to be highly intoxicated with a blood alcohol level over .20, failing several sobriety tests.

Police say Baker repeatedly coughed in the officer's face saying he had coronavirus, and later stated he, "was kidding."

Baker was been charged with DWI and several traffic infractions.