GOWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police say after they arrested a man for allegedly stealing gasoline, they arrested his friend, who allegedly drove drunk to come get him at their barracks.
Troopers were called to a gas station in Gowanda Sunday afternoon after a man pumped nearly $50 worth of gas into his vehicle and then drove away. Police in the area couldn’t locate the suspect, but dispatch received a call from a witness who had been following his car.
Officers converged on the car’s location and stop Michael Orazio of Falconer on Rt. 62 in Kennedy. The 43-year-old was arrested for petit larceny and taken to the State Police barracks.
Troopers say Orazio waited there until Anthony Boris of Eden came to pick him up. But officers say the 46-year-old smelled of alcohol, had an open can of beer in his vehicle, and he failed field sobriety tests.
Police say Boris had a BAC of .10 percent and admitted driving on a suspended license. He was arrested for DWI.
Both men are due back in court later this month.