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WILSON – Niagara County sheriff’s deputies charged a man with drunken driving after reports of reckless driving led them to a pickup being driven on the shoulder of the road at 8 p.m. Sunday in the 5400 block of Wilson-Burt Road.

Patrick J. Schrader, 42, of Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga was found with an alcohol sensor reading of 0.24 percent, three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent and was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated; as well as drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Schrader admitted he had recently left the a bar grill in Wilson and when he was asked by deputies how many drinks he had, he said, “too many.” He was then questioned again about how many alcoholic drinks he had, and he told deputies he had, “about 13.” Deputies also found two cans of beer in the vehicle, including an open can of beer in the center console.

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