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Williamsville deputy mayor DWI charges stem from hit-and-run with parked car

Williamsville Deputy Mayor Christopher J. Duquin hit a parked car early Saturday morning down the street from his house and police followed a trail of leaking fluid from the crash scene to his home, Amherst police said.

Duquin, who owns and operates Stevens Driving School, was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, refusal to take a breath test and moving from a lane unsafely.

A North Ellicott Street resident heard a crash called police at about 2 a.m. Saturday, Amherst Police Capt. Kevin Brown said Monday morning.

A vehicle parked in the street had been damaged and there was a trail of fluid leading away from the scene, police said.

The trail led investigators to a garage at Duquin’s home just down the street where police found a damaged vehicle they believed was involved in the hit-and-run, Amherst police said.

They also found another vehicle in Duquin’s garage that was damaged.

Police said all vehicles involved were sedans, but did not have further details about the types of vehicles.

When asked about what type of fluid was found leaking on the street or where Duquin was coming from when he struck the vehicles, Brown said he did not have those details.

When asked how far the distance was between the crash site and his home, Brown said “not far,” but said did not have an exact distance. North Ellicott Street, which runs off Main Street a block west of Evans Street, is less than 3/4 of a mile long.

No one was injured in either crash, police said.

Police issued Duquin tickets to appear in Williamsville Village Court on Oct 21.

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