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Buffalo man charged with DWI by drugs after West Seneca crash

Two motorists, one of them allegedly driving while intoxicated by drugs, were seriously injured Sunday morning when their vehicles collided in West Seneca, town police said.

An 82-year-old West Seneca man, whose name was not released, was traveling westbound on Clinton Street, near French Road, at 10:21 a.m. when his 2013 Chevrolet Equinox was struck head-on by an eastbound 2000 Pontiac that crossed the double yellow line, police said.

The driver of the Pontiac was identified as Wayne Ware, 32, of Buffalo. He was charged with DWI by drugs, failure to maintain his lane and two felonies: first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle for allegedly driving with a suspended license and vehicular assault.

Ware suffered a head injury and was taken to Erie County Medical Center where he was listed in the Intensive Care Unit. He was given appearance tickets and is due in Town Court in late March.

The other driver, who was extricated from his vehicle by Union firefighters, suffered serious head and neck injuries and was also taken to ECMC, police said.