Man being arrested for DWI tries to leave

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – Troopers say they had to stop a man from leaving as he was being placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.

Last Friday, State Police stopped 51-year-old Anthony Cecconi of Youngstown for allegedly speeding on Rt. 104 in Lewiston. Troopers say Cecconi failed field sobriety tests, and when he was told he was being placed under arrest, he tried to leave.

Officers took Cecconi into custody. His BAC was reportedly .10 percent.

Cecconi is charged with felony DWI, resisting arrest, second degree obstructing governmental administration, reckless driving, and several other vehicle and traffic violations.

After being arraigned, he was taken to the Niagara County Jail on $1,000 bail. 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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