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Amherst man charged with DWI in Town of Tonawanda

Jason Mediak, 52, of Amherst was accused of aggravated driving while intoxicated in the Town of Tonawanda early Sunday, according to James Stauffiger, Town of Tonawanda assistant police chief.

Mediak was pulled over on Sheridan Drive near Eggert Road about 1:10 a.m. Sunday after driving on the median, turning illegally and pulling over on the wrong side of the road, according to Stauffiger. After failing a field sobriety test, Mediak registered a blood-alcohol breath test reading of 0.23 percent, nearly three times more than the state’s legal limits.

He was booked on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, unlicensed driving, driving on the center median, crossing double yellow lines and a number of vehicle and traffic infractions, police said.

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