Marine Patrol Stops Vessel for Violations, Makes BWI Arrest

Modified: June 13, 2019 7:16am

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Marine Unit Stopped the Vessel on the Buffalo River


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Marine Patrol Unit arrested 58-year-old Daniel Fazzalaro of Depew for Boating While Intoxicated following a vessel stop on the Buffalo River around 8:50 P.M. Tuesday, June 11.


The Deputies observed multiple navigation law violations and stopped the vessel.  The operator was taken to the shore and given standard field sobriety tests. In addition, he registered a BAC level more than one and a half times the legal limit.


Fazzalaro is charged with misdemeanor counts of operating a vessel while intoxicated, and operating a vessel with a BAC of .08 or higher.  He is also charged with two separate navigational law violations.


He was released to a sober third party.