Niagara Gazette

January 21, 2014

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Staff Reports
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Man charged with DWI after one-car crash

A Lockport man was charged with DWI at Erie County Medical Center following a one-car crash about 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Robinson Road.

Arriving deputies found that a car driven by Michael A. Neuland, 20, 5660 Saunders Settlement Road, Lockport, had collided with a utility pole with traveling west on Robinson Road. Neuland was found unconscious in the driver's seat and had to be extricated due to damage to the car. 

A passenger told deputies Neuland was driving at a high rate of speed down Robinson and pulling the car's emergency brake, causing the vehicle to swerve and lost control, sliding across a grassy area and into the utility pole in the driver's side. 

Taken to ECMC by ambulance, Neuland was interviewed by deputies there who said he appeared intoxicated, performed a pair of field sobriety tests and charged him. He refused to take a chemical test. 

Neuland was charged with DWI, moving from a lane unsafely, reckless driving and unreasonable speed.


Niagara Falls

• ASSAULT: Police are investigating a stabbing that happened early Sunday morning, possibly in the 1900 block of Falls Street. A 26-year-old man told officers he was at a party and got into a fight with three other men. During the fight, the victim said, another man stabbed him with an unknown object. The victim suffered a wound to his right leg. He was taken to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for treatment.

• ROBBERY: Detectives are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store in the 9100 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. A store clerk told police two male suspects, both armed with black handguns, entered the store at 5:55 a.m. Monday, pointed the guns at him and told him to open the cash register. One of the suspects grabbed a small amount of cash from the register and both men fled the store. They were last seen running north on Niagara Falls Boulevard.


• DWI: Michael A. Bajzik, 40, 2622 Youngstown-Lockport Road, was charged with aggravated DWI (BAC at or more than 0.18 percent), second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, drinking in a motor vehicle, DWI, endangering the welfare of a child, failure to yield the right of way and unlicensed driving about 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to Niagara County Sheriff's deputies. Deputies said Bajzik's mother called to report that he had her car without permission and has a revoked driver's license. Deputies located him driving his mother's Dodge Caravan on Youngstown-Lockport Road and attempted to make a traffic stop. Bajzik continued on to his Youngstown-Lockport Road home and was interviewed by deputies. He appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. Deputies noted that Bajzik had his 16-year-old son and a "drinking buddy" in the vehicle with him. Deputies also discovered open cans of beer and an open case of beer in the Caravan. Bajzik's blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.18 percent at the sheriff's office. 

City of Tonawanda

• WARRANT: Abrahiem K. Ashford, 26, of Schultz Street, Niagara Falls, surrendered Tuesday on a warrant for DWI and was held for court.