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Buffalo man crashes van into Sanborn building

SANBORN – A Buffalo man was charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday after he allegedly crashed his van into the Wendt’s Propane building, 5910 Ward Road, Sanborn.

Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said Richard Sipcich, 54, was northbound on Ward Road about 2:20 p.m. when the Ford Econoline van ran off the west side of the road and crashed into another van, driven by David Becker of Sanborn, which was attempting to exit the parking lot at the propane business.

Sipcich’s van then continued through the parking lot and plowed into the main entrance of the customer service area and showroom at Wendt’s. The building was heavily damaged, but no one was hurt. Sipcich was charged with DWI and assorted vehicle and traffic violations and held in the Niagara County Jail in lieu of $250 bail. Deputies said they didn’t know why his van went off the road.