Caller leads troopers to alleged drunk driver

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police say a citizen led them to a drunk driver on Grand Island Sunday night.

Troopers were called around 8 p.m. by a person following a driver believed to be intoxicated on Ransom Road. The caller told officers that the driver had stopped at a gas station, and the caller had told the man not to drive due to his condition. But the driver had not heeded the advice and drove off, followed by the caller.

The driver, 50-year-old James Seifert, was found by troopers inside his vehicle at an address on Greenway Road. Officers say he was intoxicated and had a BAC of .20 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit.

Seifert was arrested for aggravated DWI. He 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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