Man charged with DWI following crash into tree in City of Tonawanda


TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Kenmore man is facing DWI charges after striking a tree in the City of Tonawanda Tuesday afternoon.

Andrew R. Schlegel, 33, of Wabash Avenue, was charged with DWI, unreasonable speed in a rain storm, making an improper left turn, and unsafe lane usage after crashing into a tree at the corner of Canton Street and Cranbrook Drive at 2 p.m.

According to City of Tonawanda Police, Schlegel told officers he had been “doing shots of vodka” at a local bar.

Schlegel refused all breath tests.

Bail was set at $1,000. 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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