UPDATE: Lewiston man arrested after striking 5-year-old with vehicle


LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Lewiston man has been charged with driving while ability impaired after backing into a five-year-old on Upper Mountain Road.

James Printup, 49, of Lewiston, has been charged with driving while ability impaired, a Leandra’s law violation, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to New York State Police, troopers responded to a collision involving a five-year-old girl around 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Printup, the operator, pulled into a driveway where the five-year-old exited the vehicle from the passenger side. Printup then put the vehicle into reverse and backed up.

The five-year-old was struck by the open door causing abrasions to the head and leg area. She was taken to Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo by Mercy Flight for treatment. The five-year-old did not have any major or life-threatening injuries.

According to state police, Printup failed standard field sobriety tests. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for a blood sample.

He was issued appearance tickets for the Town of Lewiston Court for later this month.



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