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Motorist charged with DWI after parked vehicle is struck

A North Tonawanda man was charged Saturday night with driving while intoxicated after his vehicle allegedly struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot of a tavern in the City of Tonawanda.

Wayne F. Howard Jr., 52, was charged with aggravated DWI, DWI and unsafe backing about 9:45 p.m. after he backed into the vehicle in the parking lot of a Young Street tavern, city police reported.

Police said Howard failed all field tests had a blood-alcohol content of 0.20 percent. He was held on $250 bail.