TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Tonawanda man was charged with felony DWI after striking a motorcycle in the City of Tonawanda Saturday afternoon.
John W. Orlowski, 52, of DeKalb Street, was charged with aggravated DWI, passing a red light, and unsafe tires.
According to City of Tonawanda Police, Orlowski was northbound on Delaware Avenue around 2 p.m. Saturday when his vehicle struck a motorcycle, which was eastbound on Syracuse Street. \
The motorcyclist, a 58-year-old City of Tonawanda man, suffered broken ribs and a lower back injury and was transported to ECMC.
The DWI charges were felonies due to Orlowski’s prior DWI conviction, police say.
He was held in lieu of $5,000 bail.