An Amherst motorist whose vehicle slid into a tree late Saturday night was charged with driving while intoxicated, Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported today.

Deputies Matthew Fuqua and Jonathan Hanna were dispatched to Stahley Road in Clarence at about 11:40 p.m., on a report of a vehicle that slid into a tree. They found its driver, Heather Lewandowski, 22, was intoxicated and took her into custody, the sheriff said.

A breath test administered at the Elma substation revealed Lewandowski had a blood-alcohol content of .19 – more than twice the legal limit, Howard said.

Lewandowski was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. She was released to a third party, pending a future appearance in Clarence Town Court.