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Pendleton man charged with DWI in hit-and-run crash after visit to bar

PENDLETON – Niagara County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Beach Ridge Road man at his home late Friday shortly after a crash at the parking lot of a nearby bar.

Michael J. Dio, no age given, is charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to stop from a driveway, failure to keep right and leaving the scene of a property-damage accident.

Dio, deputies said, was driving a pickup that hit a car driving east on Beach Ridge Road about 11:28 p.m. At the time, he was pulling out of the tavern into his lane, striking his car, deputies added.