A Town of Tonawanda man is charged with felony driving while intoxicated after causing a chain-reaction, five-car crash Friday afternoon on Sheridan Drive, town police reported.
Police say William M. Collins, 43, was driving on Sheridan, at Somerville Avenue, just before 5 p.m. when he failed to stop and went into the vehicle in front of him, leading to the multi-vehicle pileup.
Collins and his passenger were the only people who required treatment for an injury. They were taken to Kenmore Mercy Hospital but police today could not provide an update on their conditions.
Collins is facing a felony DWI charge because he has a previous DWI conviction in the past 10 years, police said. He also was cited for several vehicle-and-traffic violations.