ECSO: Man charged with DWI, crack cocaine possession after nearly striking barrier on I-190

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man was arrested on crack cocaine charges early Tuesday morning after sheriff’s deputies say the vehicle he was driving almost crashed into a barrier on Interstate 190.

Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Felix Vellon, 32, of Buffalo, on I-190 near the the Louisiana Street exit around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

According to sheriff’s reports, Vellon showed signs of intoxication but refused to submit to any sobriety test. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Following the arrest, the deputy discovered a felony amount of crack cocaine in Vellon’s possession.

Vellon was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

He was released following his arraignment in Buffalo City Court. 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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