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City of Tonawanda Police box in man's car to stop him from allegedly driving drunk

Buffalo police officer charged with DWI
Posted at 9:08 AM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 09:39:13-05

CITY OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Police in the City of Tonawanda say they had to use their cruisers to box in a man who was driving drunk to get him to stop his car. Police arrested 51-year-old North Tonawanda resident William August Jr. on Wednesday afternoon, and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated.

Police say they got a call from a driver who was following a black pickup truck, and said the truck was all over the road and almost hit a tree. When Police responded to Niagara Street in the City of Tonawanda, they say the truck driver refused to pull over for police with lights and sirens on.

Eventually, police were able to box in the truck at Niagara and Kohler Streets near Mississippi Mudds. They say August Jr. was highly intoxicated behind the wheel of the car and slumped over in the seat. He wasn't able to perform field tests, and told officers he had been drinking. Police say he was taken to Kenmore Mercy Hospital because he was so intoxicated. He was issued a summons.