A motorist who drove around a barrier to enter a closed road in southern Erie County was charged this morning with a felony count of driving while intoxicated, State Police reported.

Donald J. McDermott, 25, of Silver Creek, was pulled over at about 2:20 a.m. on the Route 438 extension in the Town of Brant. Troopers said he had driven around a “road closed” sign with a barrier blocking most of the roadway.

McDermott had a blood-alcohol content of .10, according to troopers. The reason for lodging a felony count of DWI wasn’t disclosed.

McDermott is scheduled to appear July 22 in Brant Town Court.