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Man crashes into motorcycle, charged with felony DWI

Posted at 8:34 AM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 08:34:12-04

A suspected drunk driver is facing felony charges after crashing into a motorcycle in the City of Tonawanda.  Police say 52-year-old John Orlowski was driving drunk on Delaware Street Saturday afternoon when he hit a Harley Davidson motorcycle at the intersection of Syracuse Street.  

The driver of the motorcycle, 58-year-old Barry Best was taken to ECMC with broken ribs and a back injury.  Orlowski is facing felony DWI charges, because he previously was convicted of a DWI in 2008.  Police say he blew a .18 when he was given a breathalyzer test.  He's also charged with passing a red light and having unsafe tires.