A Town of Hamburg man involved in a disturbance early today in the Town of Boston subsequently was arrested on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated, Erie County sheriff’s deputies said.
Deputies were dispatched shortly before 4 a.m. to investigate a disturbance on Feddick Road involving Frank Richards, 38, who reportedly had been drinking. Richards left the scene before deputies arrived, but Deputy Bradford Ballantyne spotted the vehicle he was driving on Back Creek Road.
Richards was taken to the North Collins substation, where a breath test indicated he had a blood-alcohol content of .11, deputies said. Because of a prior conviction in 2007, he was charged with a felony.
Richards also was charged with a violation count of unlawful possession of marijuana. He was taken to the county Holding Center, pending arraignment in Boston Town Court.