Vermont driver charged with DWI, driving without license following crash in Colden

COLDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Vermont driver has been charged with DWI following an early morning Wednesday crash in Colden.

Erie County Sheriff’s deputies and fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene around 4:40 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver, Grant Brown, 55, of Burlington, Vermont, was observed to be highly intoxicated according to sheriff’s reports. Brown refused to submit to a breath screening.

He was charged with DWI, speeding, failure to drive on the right side of the roadway, and driving without a license.

Brown was transported to ECMC for treatment of serious upper body injuries. The Sheriff’s Office did not have an update on his medical status as of Wednesday afternoon. 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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