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City of Tonawanda police charge two with DWI on Sunday

Two motorists were arrested within two hours Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated in the City of Tonawanda, police reported.

Antonio M. Cortes, 30, of Niagara Falls was leaving a party just after 5 p.m. at the Tonawanda Fire Hall on William Street when two males from the party jumped on the hood of his vehicle, police said. Cortes sped off and then stopped abruptly, throwing the men to the pavement, police said.

One of the men suffered an elbow injury, police said. Cortes was charged with DWI, operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content over 0.08 percent, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.

Just before 7 p.m., officers observed James X. Horton, 74, of the Town of Tonawanda traveling on the Twin City Memorial Highway with a blown-out front tire and driving on his vehicle’s tire rim, police said.

He allegedly told officers he had consumed eight beers at a bar in North Tonawanda. He was charged with DWI and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content over 0.08 percent.

Both men were held on $250 bail.