A birthday turned out not so happy for a Gowanda man on Saturday, police said.
Charles Burgess, 22, of Route 39, was charged with driving while intoxicated while driving in the Town of Collins, after celebrating his birthday in Hamburg, police said.
Burgess was driving south on Route 62, when he nearly struck another car, police said.
The driver of the other vehicle turned around, followed Burgess and used his cellphone to call police. Troopers spotted Burgess’ car near the police barracks in Collins, where they stopped him for erratic driving, authorities said.
Police said his blood-alcohol content was .15 percent. Burgess is due in Collins Town Court later this month.
The time of the incident was unclear.