Cheektowaga woman arrested, charged with driving twice over legal limit

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police say a routine traffic stop turned into a drunk driving arrest along the Thruway Saturday.

Police say Polly Gates, 48, appeared to be drunk and they began to arrest her. Police brought the Orchard Park woman to the New York State Troopers barracks in Buffalo and tested her blood alcohol content. Police say it came out to .19 percent, over twice the legal limit.

Gates was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. She will appear in Cheektowaga court on May 22. 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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