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Motorcyclist charged with felony DWI in Orchard Park

A motorcyclist who had been involved in a disturbance in Orchard Park subsequently was charged with driving while intoxicated, police reported today.

Officers responded Monday night to a disturbance reported on Vistula Avenue in the town. They learned that an intoxicated man had left the scene on a motorcycle, heading east on Lake Avenue.

The motorcycle was pulled over a short distance away. Police said its driver, Timothy Bonnas, 51, of Elma, failed field sobriety tests and, after his arrest, was taken to the police station, where he refused to submit to a breath test.

Bonnas was charged with a felony count of DWI because of a previous felony DWI conviction in 2005, police said. He also was charged with driving out of class because he isn’t properly licensed to drive a motorcycle.

Bonnas was in custody pending arraignment.