Child injured in alleged drunk driving crash

CARROLLTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – An 8-year-old was injured in an alleged drunk driving crash on Interstate 86, in the Town of Carrollton. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Bradley Fluent was driving drunk.

Officials said Fluent’s vehicle traveled on I-86, between Exits 21 and 23, which was closed for road construction. Fluent struck a concrete barrier, Saturday around 4:30 p.m.

The child was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center, and the Fluent was not hurt.

Fluent was arrested for DWI, aggravated DWI, DWI with a child, disobey a traffic control device, endangering the welfare of a child. A check of his license showed he failed to pay child support, so he was also charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. He was arraigned in Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $2,000 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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