Sparks flying from underneath car lead to DWI arrest

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) – A cascade of sparks flying out from underneath a vehicle made it easy for deputies to spot an alleged drunk driver.

The sheriff’s office say DeMario Hough of Dunkirk was stopped while driving on Rt. 60 in the town around 2:40 a.m. on Sunday after deputies observed sparks flying out from underneath his vehicle as it dragged its muffler down the street.

Authorities say the 27-year-old was drunk. He was charged with DWI and vehicle infractions and 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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