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Driver faces a fifth drunken driving charge

TOWN OF NIAGARA – A Cayuga Village man with four previous drunken driving convictions, two of them within the past three months, was stopped for a fifth time on Wednesday.

William P. Rew, 55, of West Creek Drive, was recognized by a Niagara County sheriff deputy who had pulled him over in 2012 for aggravated drunken driving and was known to be driving without a license. He was stopped just before 5 p.m. in the 9000 block of Anthony Drive in Cayuga Village and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to keep right and felony driving while intoxicated for having two previous convictions within the past 10 years. He was arraigned and held in Niagara County Jail on $1,000 bail.

Rew appeared intoxicated, according to deputies and when asked for his license he said, “You know I got it taken away.” He admitted to having had two to three beers before he took the wheel and failed all field sobriety tests, deputies reported.

Rew was convicted on drunken driving charges in Niagara County on Jan. 25, 2005 and Aug. 27, 2010; and this past year on Mar. 20 and Apr. 11, according to sheriff reports.