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Orchard Park police make DWI arrests

Orchard Park police charged two men with drunken driving in separate incidents over the weekend.

Officer Daniel Honer arrested Alexander Colunio, 20, of Blasdell, at 2 a.m. Sunday, when he was observed driving on Bigtree Road without headlights turned on.

When the officer tried to pull him over, he continued driving, eventually pulling into a driveway of a home, police said. Colunio failed numerous field sobriety tests, police said.

His vehicle was impounded. Police said his blood-alcohol content was 0.19 percent and said they found marijuana on him while processing him at the police station. Colunio was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving without headlights and unlawful possession of marijuana.

He was later released on bail to his father and is due in Town Court Dec. 22 to answer the charges.

In another incident, Officer Gregory Sheppard charged a West Seneca man with driving while intoxicated after he noticed him traveling 74 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour stretch of Southwestern Boulevard at 9:15 p.m. Saturday.

Police charged Anthony Peluso, 47, with drunken driving after they said he failed numerous field sobriety tests. His vehicle was impounded and he was taken to the police station, where he refused a breath test and was held on bail. He was later released to his father on bail and also charged with speeding and other vehicle and traffic violations. He is due in Town Court Dec. 22 to answer the charges.