BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A city plow driver who is accused of going to work drunk was in court Monday morning. Police say he crashed his plow into a building and then ran into a cab, hurting the driver. The cab driver went to ECMC with a broken hand and is recovering Monday morning.
The Buffalo city court judge revealed 47-year-old James Evans isn’t just facing DWI and leaving the scene of an accident charges, he also has five previous domestic violence related cases against him.
The most recent arrest happened at 5 a.m. Sunday. Police say Evans was drunk behind a city plow wheel when he hit a building and a cab driver. He spent the night in jail and was arraigned Monday morning.
Cameras weren’t allowed in for the arraignment, but News 4 obtained his arrest history from criminal records. All of the five previous cases are domestic related, in one of them police reported Evans punched the victim in the face two times. In another case police reported Evans chased the female victim down the street, and also police reported he called the victim a profanity in family court.
The judge ordered Evans to turn in his license after the latest DWI arrest. The five other domestic cases were transferred to domestic violence court. Bail was set at $20,000. Hes been suspended without pay as a city snow plow driver. He’s supposed to be back in court this Friday.
According to our reports, Evans is the third city worker to be arrested this month and at least the 8th in the last two years.