Alleged drunk driver was traveling 78 mph in 40 mph zone

CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man is accused of going 78 mph in a 40 mph zone while driving drunk.

State Police say just after midnight on Thursday, 54-year-old Ronald Reickerd passed troopers going 78 mph down Main Street in the Town of Clarence. While catching up to Reickerd’s car, police say they witnessed him blow past a vehicle stopped at the intersection with Harris Hill just as the light turned green.

After being stopped, police say Reickerd failed field sobriety tests and had a BAC of .10 percent.

He was arrested for DWI and issued several traffic tickets. He’s 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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