Man gets 7 a.m. DWI after hitting school bus in Buffalo: Police

Posted at 10:26 PM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 11:20:24-04

Buffalo police said a man was drunk when he hit a school bus with his car Wednesday morning.

Officers said 25-year-old Patrick Forichette, of Blasdell, fled after hitting the back of the bus just before 7:40 a.m. at Brinkman Avenue & Doat Street. 

One child on board was injured, police said. They did not elaborate on the severity of the injury, or any other details about the child.

Police found the man a short time later at Bailey Avenue & Walden Avenue. Officers credited tips from the community for their ability to make an arrest.

The man is facing charges of driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, obstruction and various vehicle and traffic violations.

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