Several unrelated drunken driving stops were made by Niagara County sheriff’s deputies over the weekend, including three felony stops on Sunday.
Deputies said they stopped Daniel J. Moeller, 58, of Jackson City, Tenn. at 12:23 a.m. Sunday on North Ridge Road, after they noticed him driving erratically and into the oncoming traffic lane. He was charged with felony DWI because of a prior conviction in 2009 in the Town of Porter, as well as aggravated unlicensed operation and moving from a lane unsafely.
Moeller was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.27 percent, more than three times the legal limit. He told deputies, “You should have arrested me last night, I was way worse.”
At 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Kareem A. Farghaly, 31, of Pletcher Road, Youngstown, was stopped in the 6000 block of Ward Road and found to have a BAC of 0.19 percent, deputies said. Farghaly was charged with aggravated DWI and driving on the shoulder.
Shortly after that arrest, Michele M. Carpenter, 25, of Wildwood Drive, Niagara Falls, was stopped in the 8300 block of Packard Road after she was seen weaving and then went off the road, deputies said. She was charged with aggravated DWI for having a BAC above 0.18 percent, driving on the shoulder, and failure to dim her headlights. She told deputies she had three or four beers at a Halloween party.