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Buffalo driver on Niagara Thruway registers BAC of 0.27 percent

A Buffalo man stopped for speeding in the Town of Tonawanda was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.27 percent, state police reported.

Benjamin Rook, 34, was pulled over early Wednesday morning for speeding along the Niagara Thruway. Found to be intoxicated, he was taken to the Buffalo barracks, where a test determined his BAC was more than three times the legal limit, police said.

Rook was charged with a misdemeanor count of aggravated driving while intoxicated, as well as multiple traffic violations. He was turned over to a sober third party and released on tickets to appear July 22 in Tonawanda Town Court.