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Lockport man bounced from strip club pleads innocent to felony DWI

A Lockport man pleaded not guilty Monday to felony DWI after prosecutors say he was kicked out of a Cheektowaga strip club Nov. 17 and took a cab home because he was intoxicated but returned later to retrieve his vehicle and was pulled over by Cheektowaga police on Transit Road.

William K. Ball, 40, of Chestnut Ridge Road, was arraigned at the Erie County Courthouse by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered not to drive.

Prosecutors said Ball was thrown out of Mademoiselle Gentlemen’s Club, where police responding to a call found him to be intoxicated and permitted him to take a cab home. He returned to the club about 45 minutes later and drove away in his 2005 Hummer. He was arrested by police on Transit and charged with DWI.

Ball was convicted of DWI in 2009, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III. Ball faces up to four years in prison if convicted of the latest DWI charge.