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Motorcyclist found in middle of intersection, charged with DWI

A 22-year-old motorcyclist found unconscious early today in the middle of an intersection was charged with drunken driving by Orchard Park police.

Thomas L. Trabert III, 22, of Getzville was taken to ECMC for assessment, although police said his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Officer Patrick Rizzo responded to the scene at 3:15 a.m. at the intersection of Union and Orchard Park roads, police reported. After rousing the motorcyclist, Rizzo noted he exhibited signs of intoxication. Police said Trabert told them he had been drinking before driving the motorcycle.

Trabert also told Rizzo that he had mistakenly driven on the grass instead of turning on the road, police said.

Trabert, who police said refused a request to give a blood sample, was charged with a traffic violation.