Driver who ran red light accused of drunk driving

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police say a man who ran a red light in the City of Buffalo was drunk, driving on a suspended license, in possession of marijuana, and wanted on a warrant out of Cheektowaga.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, troopers stopped Lamar Young on Best Street when they say he ran a red light. Officers say the 35-year-old failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI. He later refused a breath test.

Further investigation revealed Young was driving on a suspended license, and that he is wanted on an active warrant out of Cheektowaga. Police say he also was in possession of marijuana.

Young is charged with DWI, second degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and several vehicle and traffic violations. He was turned over to Cheektowaga Police. 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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