Troopers charge man who left accident with DWI

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The New York State Police say a man who left the scene of an accident is in trouble, charged with a costly offense.

They say Richard J. Vorwerk left the scene of an accident in Cheektowaga Friday night. They pulled up to a car on the side of the road, and the driver said he was struck by a car.

Troopers went searching for a car which left the scene of the accident, and they found a vehicle which matched the description. They said 24-year-old Vorwerk was the driver.

While interviewing the Lancaster native, they said they smelled alcohol on his breath. They gave him a field sobriety test, and said he failed it.

Vorwerk was arrested for driving while intoxicated and at the station, he refused a breathalyzer. He was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident and moved for lane unsafely.

He’ll return to Town of Cheektowaga Court on Jan. 16. 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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