January 23, 2013 Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of an area driver for Reckless Endangerment and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated by Sheriff’s Road Patrols on Tuesday night.
While patrolling in the Town of Clarence at about 1:00am Deputies Simon Biegasiewicz and Dave Zamorek were driving North on Transit near Sheridan when they observed a car traveling South at 69 in a 45 mph zone. The driver was later identified as Zakariya H. Ibrahim, 37, of Williamsville. The deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop but Ibrahim attempted to flee. He drove through red lights at three intersections but eventually stopped. When the deputies approached the vehicle Ibrahim drove off again. He was stopped once more and removed from his vehicle. He failed several field sobriety tests and his BAC was .18%, resulting in an Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Charge. Mr. Ibrahim was also charged with Reckless Endangerment 2nd, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd as well as 14 Vehicle and Traffic Law Misdemeanor and Violation level offenses. He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment in the Town of Clarence Justice Court.