Man rear ends car, accused of driving drunk

MACHIAS, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police say a driver who rear ended a vehicle stopped at the corner of Lakeview Boulevard and Rt. 16 in the Town of Machias was driving drunk.

Troopers were called to the scene Thursday and say 39-year-old Steven Howe failed field sobriety tests and had difficulty following instructions. Howe was driving the vehicle that rear ended a car stopped at the stop sign.

Howe, who has a previous DWI conviction, was arrested on felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation charges.

He is due back in court at a later date. 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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