CAMBRIA – A North Tonawanda man stopped for speeding on Saunders Settlement Road earlier this week was found drinking in his car and in possession of marijuana, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies reported Tuesday.
Timothy B. Leithner, 48, of Stenzil Avenue, was stopped just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the 4700 block of Saunders Settlement Road and told deputies he was unaware of his speed because his speedometer was broken.
Leithner was charged with speeding and was additionally charged with drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle after deputies said they found an open, cold bottle of beer between the front seats that Leithner admitted he had been drinking. Deputies said he passed all field sobriety tests.
Deputies also smelled marijuana in the vehicle and charged Leithner with unlawful possession of marijuana after he turned over a baggie containing the drug, according to a sheriff’s report.
Deputies said that due to the poor mechanical condition of the vehicle a tow truck was called to tow Leither’s vehicle from the scene.