State police made two drunken-driving arrests along the Thruway – including one in which the driver had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.21 percent – as part of a DWI saturation patrol conducted Sunday during and after the Buffalo Bills home game.
Thomas S. Sell, 20, of North Tonawanda, was stopped following a two-car hit-and-run property-damage incident on the Thruway in the Town of Cheektowaga, according to police reports. After a breath test revealed a blood-alcohol content of 0.21 percent, Sell was charged with aggravated DWI, troopers said.
A one-car personal-injury mishap on the Thruway in the Town of West Seneca led to the DWI charge against Jamie M. Soto, 35, of Akron, who recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.14 percent, state police said. A passenger in his vehicle later was treated for an arm injury in Erie County Medical Center.
Troopers based in Boston, Clarence, Warsaw and the State Thruway stopped about 110 vehicles, issuing 34 traffic tickets and investigating seven accidents.