POLICE: Man arrested for DWI attacks deputy

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 09:37:55-04

A Collins man accused of attacking an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy during a traffic stop is facing a number of charges.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office says a deputy pulled over 34-year-old Todd Edwards on Taylor Hollow Road in Collins late Tuesday night, after seeing his car speeding and swerving.  When the deputy walked up to the car, police say he smelled alcohol and asked Edwards to get out of his car and perform field sobriety tests.

Police say when Edwards failed those field tests he began shouting at the deputy, and when the deputy told him he was being arrested for DWI, he attacked.  The deputy was able to get Edwards to the ground and wait for backup to arrive.  When he was taken to the police station, Edwards refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Edwards is charged with DWI, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct, refusal to submit to a breath test, operating a vehicle without insurance, and three additional vehicle and traffic violations.  He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, and will be arraigned in Collins Town Court.