LOCKPORT – A pedestrian was hit by a car in a parking lot in the city and an unmarked police vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup in two separate crashes this past week. Both are being blamed on drunken driving.
Murphy J. Incardona, 23, of East Avenue, is accused of backing his car out of a parking space and injuring 72-year-old pedestrian David E. Tice of Lockport in the Rite Aid parking lot at Main and Washburn streets at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Incardona was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and unsafe backing. He was arraigned in City Court on Monday and released on his own recognizance.
Tice, who fell and struck his head, was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center. He was treated and released the following day.
In another incident, an unmarked police car being driven by Capt. Brian Wentland was rear-ended by a pickup at a red light on Main Street, at Locust Street, just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Ian T. Treichler, 32, of Minnick Road, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, for having a blood-alcohol level above 0.18 percent, as well as and following too closely.