NIAGARA FALLS – Police said a city man was “staggering” drunk after he drove his car into a tree in the 1800 block of Whitney Avenue early Saturday.

Christopher S. Barber, 37, of Pierce Avenue, was stopped as he attempted to back his car away from the tree just after 2:30 a.m., police said.

Barber, who posted a a 0.18 blood-alcohol reading, was charged with a felony count of aggravated driving while intoxicated, speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation, police said.