High BAC Levels Found in Three Impaired Drivers

Modified: June 16, 2017 1:37pm

06/16/2017

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies made three DWI arrests between yesterday evening and this morning.

 

June 15, 6:50 P.M., Town of Clarence – Deputy Klemp responded to the area of Main Street and Transit Road for a civilian complaint about an erratic driver.  Deputy Klemp located the driver and performed a traffic stop on Transit Road after observing vehicle and traffic violations.  The Deputy detected the odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath and observed signs of intoxication.  Julie Deuel, 43, of Buffalo failed multiple field sobriety tests and registered a BAC level of more than 2.5 times the legal limit. 

 

While inventorying the vehicle for a tow, the Deputy discovered several Xanax for which Deuel did not have a prescription.  Deuel is charged with Aggravated DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance, drinking alcohol in a vehicle on a roadway and two additional vehicle and traffic infractions.  She was released on appearance tickets for Clarence Town Court.

 

June 15, 10:36 P.M., Town of Clarence – Tyler Janiszewski, 23, of Clarence was stopped by Deputy Lundberg after the Deputy observed him illegally pass a vehicle on Salt Road.  The driver failed multiple field sobriety tests and registered a BAC level of more than twice the legal limit. Janiszewski was arrested and charged with DWI and a vehicle and traffic violation then released on appearance tickets for Clarence Town Court.

 

June 16, 1:23 A.M., Village of Springville – Zachary Beckerich, 25, of Springville was stopped by Deputy Dunn after the Deputy observed the driver’s vehicle dragging an object which produced a lot of sparks along Waverly Street.  While talking with the driver, the Deputy detected the strong odor of alcohol and observed several open beer containers in the vehicle. 

 

Beckerich failed multiple field sobriety tests and registered a BAC level approximately 2.5 times the legal limit.  Beckerich was arrested and charged with Felony DWI – previous conviction and felony aggravated DWI for a BAC more than .18, as well as drinking alcohol in a vehicle on the roadway. The defendant was released on tickets and will appear Village of Springville Court at a later date and time.