A Cheektowaga man was arrested early Tuesday in Springville and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after being found asleep in a running vehicle at a convenience store, state police said.
Troopers from the police barracks at Machias said they received a report of the running vehicle “with a sleeping operator” parked at the Country Fair on Route 219 about 1:20 a.m.
The operator, Shawn P. Markiewicz, 39, was found to be drunk, and was arrested. He was taken to the Machias barracks, where police determined he had a 0.24 percent blood-alcohol content – more than three times the legal limit, which led to the aggravated DWI charge.
Markiewicz will answer the charge later this month in Springville Village Court.