Former Bills player accused of driving drunk with .14 percent BAC

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Former Buffalo Bills Defensive Tackle Alan Branch had a .14 percent blood alcohol content when he was stopped early Saturday morning, according to New York State Police.

Branch was stopped at Transit Road and Genesee Street in Cheektowaga, at 2:05 a.m. Saturday. Police say Branch was stopped for failing to use his turn signal.

During the traffic stop, troopers say they smelled alcohol and conducted field sobriety tests. The 29-year-old was issued tickets for driving while intoxicated and vehicle and traffic law infractions.

Branch was arrested the morning of the team’s pre-season game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills released him the next day.

He is due in Town of Cheektowaga Court on August 29. 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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