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Clarence man arrested for DWI two times in 20 hours

Posted at 4:57 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 16:57:12-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Sheriff's Office says a Clarence man was arrested two times within 20 hours and both arrests were for DWI.

The sheriff's office says the first arrest occurred around 8:30 p.m. on September 2nd when 52-year-old Richard Hooton Jr. was observed driving erratically on Main Street in Clarence.

Sheriffs say after failing field sobriety tests a chemical test was administered which revealed Hooton Jr. to have a BAC level over four-times the legal limit. He was charged with aggravated DWI, DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle following the suspension of his license for a previous DWI. He was transported to ECMC for treatment.

The sheriff's office says the second arrest occurred on September 3rd around 4:40 p.m. on Wehrle Drive in Lancaster. Hooton Jr. was pulled over for violations and failed field sobriety tests. He submitted another chemical test which revealed a BAC level of more than three times the legal limit.

Hooton Jr. was arrested again and was taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.