Cops: Good Samaritans stop drunk driver

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AVON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are crediting several Good Samaritans with stopping a man who was drunk behind the wheel and driving erratically on a New York highway.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says 48-year-old Paul Kostraba of Avon side-swiped a tractor-trailer around 2:30 p.m. Monday on Interstate 390 and kept driving south. Other motorists blocked his minivan on the off-ramp at the exit in Avon, 20 miles south of Rochester.

Deputies say Kostraba tried to ram his way through the road block and hit two other vehicles. Deputies say Kostraba had his wife and dog in the vehicle at the time.

He was charged driving while intoxicated and numerous traffic offenses. Kostraba is being held Tuesday in the county jail on $1,500 bail. It couldn’t be determined if he has a lawyer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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