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Drag race nets DWI charge in Amherst

A drag race on Transit Road in Amherst Wednesday night resulted in drunk driving charges against one of the drivers.

Erie County Sheriff’s deputies also arrested another man for felony drunk driving in a separate incident early Thursday morning.

Peterson and the driver of the other vehicle were released on appearance tickets.

Brandon M. Kuss, 31, of Alden, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and multiple traffic infractions after a breath test revealed a blood level of .15, nearly twice the legal limit. The felony charge was lodged against Kuss because he has two prior convictions of drunk driving in the last 10 years. He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center to await arraignment.