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Niagara Falls man charged with having BAC more than quadruple legal limit

NIAGARA FALLS – Police on Tuesday night charged a Niagara Falls man with driving with a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit.

Niagara Falls police pulled over Vincent Q. Chew of Ontario Avenue at about 8:18 p.m. in front of the DeVeaux Mini Mart on Main Street, according to a police report.

An officer reported seeing Chew’s gold Pontiac Sunfire swerve several times. The car hit the curb while pulling over, according to the report.

Chew, 56, failed several field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Police transported Chew to the city jail, where he registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.34 percent, more than quadruple the legal limit for drinking and driving of 0.08 percent. An ambulance then took him to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center due to “extreme intoxication,” according to the police report.

Chew, whose driver’s license had been revoked due to two previous drunken driving convictions, was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, driving without insurance and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was also ticketed for driving without wearing a seatbelt and driving an unregistered vehicle.

He’s due in Niagara Falls City Court on Thursday.