A 33-year-old Buffalo man was arrested Saturday night for possession of cocaine after Erie County sheriff’s deputies stopped his vehicle at 9 p.m. for erratic driving on Broadway near Rother Avenue.
Patrick J. Downey was charged with felony cocaine possession, aggravated driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and multiple traffic infractions. His license to drive had three current suspensions in effect, according to the sheriff’s deputies, and a breath test indicated his blood alcohol content was .18 percent – more than twice the legal limit.
Downey possessed about 2 grams of cocaine and admitted he snorted cocaine while he was driving, sheriff’s deputies reported.
He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center to await arraignment in City Court.