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City of Buffalo Buffalo Police Department
Mayor Byron W. Brown
Commissioner Daniel Derenda
74 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Press Release: Jan-15-2014

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BPD Seek Hit and Run Vehicle Following DWI Arrest.

Buffalo police have arrested an individual in connection with a DWI incident that occurred late Tuesday night.
Police arrested a 31 year old Buffalo man and charged him with felony DWI, Fleeing from an officer, Driving without a license, Criminal possession of a controlled substance and numerous other charges.
Officers say that they observed a 2003 Ford Expedition that failed to stop at a stop sign at Oakmont Avenue and Edison and appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed just after 11pm. A short time later, police say the vehicle struck a number of other vehicles before failing to stop at another stop sign at Bailey Avenue and Oakmont and then striking another vehicle.
One person was injured, a 22 year old Buffalo male, who was treated and released from ECMC.
Buffalo police also say that a patrol car was struck while officers were on scene conducting the investigation and that the driver fled the scene. The hit and run vehicle is described as possibly a red Mercury Sable 4-door sedan.
There was minor damage to the police vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding the hit and run vehicle that struck the patrol car is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at (716)847-2255.
Officers from E District, Housing Unit, and Accident Investigation all assisted in the investigation.