Suspicious Vehicle Reports Result in Cocaine and DWI Arrest

Modified: February 20, 2019 8:26am

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Ligammari, V

The Vehicle was Parked and Running in the Middle of Parking Lot


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies arrested 27-year-old Vincent Ligammari of Youngstown on drug and DWI charges on February 15 in Grand Island.


At approximately 7:14 A.M., Deputies responded to complaints of a suspicious vehicle at the Town Hall Terrace apartment complex.  The Deputies observed a vehicle stationary in the parking lot with the engine running and the lights on.  When the Deputies approached the vehicle, they observed an individual in the driver’s seat sleeping.  Attempts to wake the operator failed, and the Deputies opened the door and woke up the subject. 


The Deputies requested the individual to produce identification, he handed over credit cards, and after multiple attempts, the operator finally provided his driver’s license.  The Deputies discovered the vehicle’s registration was suspended and Ligammari was searched.  Two small bags of cocaine were discovered as well as an unopened can of beer.


Ligammari was arrested and charged with felony counts of DWI-previous conviction and criminal possession of a controlled substance as well as a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle with a suspended registration and a violation for operating a vehicle without insurance.


The defendant was taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment then later released.