NIAGARA FALLS – A Falls Street man arrested Friday night is accused of driving drunk and leaving the scene of two crashes.
William B. Bell, 66, is charged with driving while intoxicated, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, two counts of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, speeding and other counts. Police went to the 2200 block of 13th Street just before 8 p.m. to investigate the report of a car hitting a fence and a utility pole followed a trail of leaking fluids to the 1700 block of Falls Street, where they found a heavily damaged car parked behind a home.
Bell, who answered the door of the home, said he hit something with his car but believed no damage was done, police said. Meanwhile, an officer investigating another hit-and-run crash in the 2700 block of Highland Avenue arrived at the home and linked the same car to that crash, police added.