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Two sentenced to jail in Cheektowaga

A Buffalo man and a Lackawanna man were both sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail by a Cheektowaga Town town justice following their separate guilty pleas on charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Clifton Calder Jr., 27, of Westminster Avenue, Buffalo, was stopped at 3:30 a.m. on March 5 after Cheektowaga Police Officer Justin Blackchief observed the vehicle Calder was driving swerve back and forth on Eggert Road. According to the officer, Calder smelled of alcohol and failed a sobriety test that was administered at the scene of the car stop. Blackchief also discovered that Calder’s driver’s license had been revoked.

Town Judge Paul Piotrowski considered his repeated convictions for alcohol related offenses in deciding on a sentence for Calder.

In another case from July 2015, Jeffery J. Luczak of Greenwood Avenue, Lackawanna, was arrested at 1 a.m. on Harlem Road by Officer Brian Bzibziak, who noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage and presence of an open bottle of beer in Luczak’s vehicle. A sobriety test was administered, which Luczak failed. He also was found to have been driving with a revoked license.

Piotrowski imposed a jail term because it was Luczak’s sixth alcohol related conviction.