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

Posted at 10:05 AM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 10:29:21-04

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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