LOCKPORT – A City of Tonawanda man, whose car allegedly struck a Wheatfield house while he was driving drunk with his 5-year-old son in the vehicle, was arraigned Tuesday in Niagara County Court.
Donald E. Smith, 44, of Penarrow Drive, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated for allegedly violating Leandra’s Law by driving drunk with a child on board. He also faces a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated count, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and endangering the welfare of a child.
The incident allegedly occurred April 8 on Shawnee Road in Wheatfield. Smith allegedly left the scene, but police were summoned to DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda, where Smith went for treatment of an injury. His blood alcohol content was measured at 0,18 percent.