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TOWN OF LOCKPORT – Despite being required to drive with an ignition-interlock device, a Slayton Settlement Road man was arrested early Friday for driving while intoxicated – and without the device, which is designed to prevent DWI, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said.

James M. McKernan III, 38, was stopped three doors from his home shortly before 1 a.m. after his car was observed crossing the center lines of Chestnut Ridge and Slayton Settlement roads, nearly colliding with the patrol vehicle, deputies aaid.

McKernan, who posted a blood-alcohol level of 0.12 percent, was convicted of driving while intoxicated in March 2012, when he was required to drive with the ignition-interlock device, authorities said. In the latest incident, he was charged with felony and misdemeanor DWI, failure to keep right and circumventing an ignition-interlock device.

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