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Buffalo Bills release Alan Branch

Aug 24, 2014

The Buffalo Bills have released veteran defensive lineman Alan Branch one day after he was arrested for drunk driving.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is announcing that local law enforcement agencies along with State Police will be increasing patrols on area roads over the holiday weekend.

Around 1500 Erie County motorists are driving with ignition interlocks to check and see if the driver has been drinking.

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Statewide law enforcement personnel are engaging in an Impaired Driving Crackdown over the holiday weekend, which is promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association.

If you have a DWI on your record and you want to cross the Niagara River bridges into Canada, is that a problem? This week on You & The Law, attorney Kelly Carr says it can be, although there are potential solutions.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Department is reporting an arrest after a fatal car accident Friday evening.

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A Brant woman who was impaired by drugs and alcohol when she crashed her SUV into an oncoming car, killing an infant, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail.

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Dr. James Corasanti is scheduled to be released from the county jail in Alden next week after 9 months behind bars.

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Local law enforcement agencies plan to have their DWI patrols out in force this coming weekend, as St. Patrick's Day is one of the busiest holidays of the year in Buffalo.

You & The Law: DWI

Jan 11, 2013

This week on You & The Law, a discussion on  driving while intoxicated. Attorney Harvey Siegel talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about tougher State Department of Motor Vehicles rules regulating people with multiple drunken driving convictions.

A Town of Tonawanda man faces multiple charges after a five car accident Friday afternoon.

Forty-three year old William Collins failed to stop his vehicle, causing a chain reaction. Collins and his passenger were treated for injuries.

Collins faces a felony DWI charge along with a series of traffic violations.

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A prison sentence has been handed down against an intoxicated driver who killed a teen in May.

Now, the State Liquor Authority is charging the bar owners in the incident. Surveillance videos from the Forestview Restaurant in Depew show that Michael Ettipio was extremely intoxicated while bartenders continued to serve him. Ettipio left the bar, striking and killing 14-year-old bicyclist Bryce Buchholz on May third.

Ettipio is serving a 1 to 3 year prison term. The bar is facing a fine or the revocation of its liquor license by the state authority.

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The woman who caused the recent accident that killed a 7-month-old baby is free after a felony hearing on Friday.

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A former Buffalo Bills player has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Ruben Brown was charged with Driving While Intoxicated after a traffic accident on Friday evening. Brown was arrested after a rear end collision in Hamburg. He was not injured in the incident, but the driver of the other vehicle did suffer minor injuries.

Brown was last a member of the Buffalo Bills in 2003.

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A City of Tonawanda man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an injury accident in June.

After leaving a North Tonawanda tavern, Anthony Regalla struck a number of objects with his car, including two pedestrians, before ending his ride in the canal. Both pedestrians suffered significant injuries. One remains in danger of losing a foot.

Regalla, who has four previous DWI charges, faces 22 counts in this indictment.

He professed confidence that he will beat the case.

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A guilty plea in a deadly automobile crash in January will send a Blasdell teen to prison for as many as fifteen years.

Bradley Maloney has pleaded guilty in the early morning crash on the Cattaraugus Reservation that killed one teen passenger and injured two others. Maloney and others had been drinking in Buffalo and were headed to a cottage in a Chautauqua County.

He faces charges of vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault and DWI.
 

A Blasdell man faces 5 to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty this morning to several charges connected with a fatal DWI crash on January 28.

Nineteen-year-old Bradley Maloney pleaded guilty this morning to charges of first degree vehicular manslaughter, first and second degree vehicular assault, and driving while intoxicated.

The crash, on Versailles Plank Road in Hamburg, took the life of 14-year-old Angela Keim, and caused serious injuries to two other teenage girls.

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