A Buffalo man who had his driver’s license revoked due to a 2013 driving-while-intoxicated conviction again was charged with DWI, after police stopped his car in South Buffalo on Saturday.
Police said Peter J. Karyczak, 45, made an unsafe start in a 1993 Cadillac from the intersection of Seneca Street and Southside Parkway, prompting officers to pull him over at around 5 p.m. Officer Paul Rudnicki smelled alcohol and noticed that Karyczak had glassy eyes and impaired speech. When Rudnicki asked Karyczak if he had been drinking, Karyczak admitted to having three Budweiser beers, police said.
The officer gave the driver three field sobriety tests, all of which Karyczak failed, according to a police report. A breath test later showed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.28 percent – 3 1/2 times the legal limit.
Karyczak was found to be driving without a valid license. He had three prior DWI arrests, including one on Dec. 25, 2013.
He was charged again with DWI and aggravated DWI and several other charges.