Man with prior DWI conviction allegedly drunk with teens in car

AKRON, N.Y. (WIVB) – Deputies say a man with a prior DWI conviction was again driving drunk, and this time had two 15-year-old children in his vehicle.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office assisted Village of Akron Police during a traffic stop around 1 a.m. on Thursday. Deputies say they found the driver, 33-year-old Leroy Stafford, Jr. of Bason, to be intoxicated.

Stafford has a prior DWI conviction from November 2004 and he had two 15-year-old children in his vehicle. Deputies say he had a BAC of .13 percent.

He is facing charges of felony DWI, aggravated DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation and endangering the welfare of a child.

Stafford was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, pending arraignment. 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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