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Teen charged after driving more than 100 mph on Thruway, alcohol involved

Posted: 10:05 AM, Jun 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-13 14:29:21Z
Teen charged after driving more than 100 mph on Thruway, alcohol involved

Deputies have charged an Amherst teenager with DWI under Leandra's Law and for driving more than 100 mph on the thruway Tuesday night.

Police say 19-year-old Macayl Kunkle was pulled over in the Town of Hamburg and asked to perform a field sobriety test. Police tell us Kunkle's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. 

Kunkle had a 15-year-old passenger in the vehicle. Police took her to the North Collins Substation, where a parent picked her up. 

Kunkle is charged with felony aggravated DWI (Leandra's Law), reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Deputies took Kunkle to the Erie County Holding Center on a $750 bail. He was later released. 

 

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