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Man with no license accused of felony DWI

Orchard Park police made two drunken-driving arrests late Friday night, one involving a man with eight prior alcohol-related convictions and the other in which police used pepper spray to subdue a suspect.

In the first incident, James F. Mazur, 57, of Hamburg, was stopped for speeding and failure to keep right, at about 11:20 p.m. on Armor Duells Road. Mazur is accused of giving a false name to Officer Patrick Fitzgerald, who learned that Mazur's license had been revoked due to a previous alcohol conviction.

Mazur was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, two other DWI charges, felony aggravated unlicensed operation and other charges, according to police reports. Police also said he has had eight alcohol-related convictions, including six felonies.

Shortly after 11:30 p.m., John J. Panczykowski, 50, of Orchard Park, was stopped on Abbott Road for failure to keep right and failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle.

Police said Panczykowski became combative with officers and had to be pepper-sprayed, before he was subdued with the help of two witnesses. Officers Jason Schiedel and Brian Lukowski and Lt. Mark Pacholec charged him with DWI, DWI/drugs, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and other charges, according to police reports.