Sheriff: Drunk driver attacks deputy during traffic stop

COLLINS, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Erie County Sheriff’s office says that a drunk driver attacked a deputy during a Tuesday night traffic stop.

A deputy pulled Collins resident Todd Edwards, 34, over on Taylor Hollow Rd. shortly before Midnight.

After pulling him over, the deputy claimed to immediately smell alcohol.

Edwards was ordered to get out of the vehicle and take sobriety tests.

The deputy said the Edwards failed them and started shouting obscenities at the officer.

The deputy then told Edwards he was under arrest and asked him to put his hands behind his back.

After this, the Sheriff’s office says Edwards attacked the deputy, but the officer was able to secure him on the ground following a struggle.

With help from New York State Police and a Seneca Nation Marshal, Edwards was taken to the North Collins substation, where he refused to take a breath test.

He faces multiple charges including DWI, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.

Edwards was committed to the Erie County Holding Center before his arraignment. 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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