Alleged drunk driver says he swerved to miss animal

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Jared Wisniewski says he swerved to miss an animal in the road before crashing his vehicle into a ditch. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says the 34-year-old was drunk.

The crash happened Wednesday around 1:45 a.m. on North State Street in Salamanca. Deputies say Wisniewski’s vehicle ended up in a ditch and snow embankment.

The Cattaraugus man is charged with DWI and failure to keep right. He’s due back in court at a later date.

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