Driver who stayed at stop sign charged with DWI

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CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Troopers decided to see why a car was stopped at a stop sign for some time with no traffic in the area and say they discovered the driver was intoxicated.

State Police saw a gray Ford Focus stopped at the exit of Tully’s parking lot on Main Street in Clarence around 2 a.m. on Saturday. After troopers say the vehicle remained stopped at the exit for an inordinate amount of time, despite no traffic in the area, they decided to check on the driver.

Officers say the driver, 33-year-old Joseph Meier, couldn’t explain why he was still stopped and that he smelled of alcohol. Meier was put through field sobriety tests, which troopers say he failed, and a breath test revealed his BAC to reportedly be .12 percent.

The Lancaster man was arrested and charged with DWI.

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