Man allegedly drives drunk before crashing into Clarence tree

CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Hamburg man was accused of DWI after a crash on Lapp Rd. in Clarence.

A passerby noticed a vehicle that had struck a tree around 3:15 a.m. Monday. The driver, Brendan Fogarty, 25, was unresponsive.

Deputies with the Erie County Sheriff’s office went to the scene and interviewed Fogarty.

They say he was nearly three times the legal limit for alcohol.

Fogarty was charged with DWI, drinking alcohol in a vehicle and several violations. He was taken to ECMC for non-life threatening injuries. 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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