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North Tonawanda drunken driver is granted probation

LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda man who pleaded guilty to aggravated and felony driving while intoxicated at his arraignment last month was released from jail Wednesday, as State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. placed him on probation for five years and fined him $2,000.

James R. Buzard Jr., 50, of Sixth Avenue, was arrested March 23 in North Tonawanda.

In another DWI case Wednesday, Kloch scheduled sentencing Aug. 19 for Eric M. Jones, 28, of Lock Street, Lockport, who admitted to misdemeanor DWI and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Jones was arrested Jan. 10 in the Town of Lockport.