Police release details of alleged drunken crash involving Williamsville Deputy Mayor


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Amherst police say Williamsville’s deputy mayor drove drunk and crashed into two vehicles early Saturday morning.

After initially reporting his arrest, Amherst police released details of the incident on Monday.

According to police, Christopher Duquin first struck a vehicle on North Ellicott St. Officers noticed a fluid trail and were able to follow it to a garage on the same street.

There, they say they found a damaged vehicle suspected in the crash. At the garage, it had collided with another vehicle, according to authorities.

After locating and speaking with Duquin at the residence, police say they determined him to be drunk.

Duquin was charged with DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, refusing a breath test and a traffic violation.

Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa released a statement on the arrest:

“The Village is aware that Deputy Mayor Christopher J. Duquin was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated by Amherst police officials. We are fully cooperating with the police in their investigation and are awaiting more answers as the legal process unfolds. While we will not rush to judgment or take any official action until we know more, we consider this situation to be very serious. The Village is committed to the safety and well-being of our residents, as well as accountable and transparent leadership in government. As we receive more information, we will continue to update our residents and the general public as facts arise.”

He will be in court on October 21.

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