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U-turn through yard tips of deputies to drunken driver

NEWFANE – An unusually wide U-turn through a residential yard led police to a suspected drunken driver early Saturday.

Juan M. Carmona, 56, of Hess Road was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after posting a 0.18 blood-alcohol content. He also was charged with bdrinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway, failure to keep right, making an illegal U-turn and having no registration.

Niagara County sheriff’s deputies investigating the report of a reckless driver on West Avenue about 12:30 a.m. Saturday said they discovered Carmona nodding off behind the wheel. Deputies reported that when they asked about the detour through the yard, Carmona replied that it was his home – but also thought he was somewhere in Middleport.