RANSOMVILLE – A man accused of taking a minivan without permission was stopped by Niagara County sheriff’s deputies after 3:30 p.m. Monday and was allegedly found to be driving drunk, without a valid license, and while his teenaged son was riding in the van.
Michael A. Bajzik, 40, allegedly did not immediately stop for deputies near his home, but instead pulled into his driveway in the 2600 block of Youngstown-Lockport Road. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after deputies found him with a blood alcohol level of .18 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent; aggravated unlicensed operation, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle, endangering the welfare of a child, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle; criminal possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
The vehicle was reported stolen by a family member who said he took her van without permission and was driving with a revoked license.
Bajzik was arraigned in the Town of Porter and remanded to Niagara County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.