LOCKPORT – A citizen of Poland living in Lockport pleaded not guilty Thursday to an indictment charging him with two counts of felony driving while intoxicated.
Mariusz Swider, 36, of Sunnyside Street, was arrested Aug. 3 in the City of Lockport and Sept. 14 in the Town of Lockport, Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner said. Swider also is charged with two counts of failure to stay in his lane, having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and fourth-degree criminal mischief, the latter for lawn damage caused when his vehicle went off the pavement during the first incident.
Swider’s blood alcohol content was measured at .14 percent after the first arrest; he refused to be tested the second time. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas set bail at $5,000.
In another case Thursday, Ronald A. Bugyi Jr., 39, of Youngstown-Lockport Road, Ransomville, pleaded guilty to felony DWI and was promised a sentence of no more than one to three years in state prison when he returns before Farkas Feb. 21. Bugyi was arrested May 11 on Youngstown-Lockport Road in Wilson.