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Williamsville man charged with felony DWI under Leandra’s Law

A Williamsville man faces felony DWI charges after state police charged him under Leandra’s Law.

Troopers responded to a call of a vehicle off the road on Main Street in Clarence Friday. They spoke with the driver, William Crabtree, 34, and noticed that he also had a 12-year-old passenger in the vehicle.

After detecting a strong odor of alcohol coming from him, Crabtree was taken to the Clarence barracks where field sobriety tests were given. He recorded a blood alcohol content of 0.24 percent, three times the legal drinking limit, troopers said.

Crabtree was charged with felony driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law, which makes driving drunk with a person 15 or younger in the vehicle a felony charge. He also faces a charge of misdemeanor DWI and misdemeanor DWI with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.18 percent.