Man with 9 license suspensions accused of DWI, other crimes

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Orchard Park police say a man drove drunk with a suspended license early Wednesday morning.

Around 1:30 a.m., police saw a vehicle stopped on Abbott Rd. near Milestrip Rd. with its four-way flashers activated.

According to police, Buffalo resident Rickey Roberts, 51, was trying to contact someone for roadside assistance after striking a curb. He told police the curb gave him a flat tire.

Police say Roberts appeared to be intoxicated after failing field sobriety tests.

As he was taken into custody, his vehicle was towed.

Roberts was driving with a suspended license, police say, and had a total of nine suspensions. He had previously been convicted of DWI four times.

While at the Orchard Park Police Department, officers say Roberts refused to take a breath test and became uncooperative.

He was charged with multiple crimes, including felony aggravated unlicensed operation and felony DWI. 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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