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Lackawanna man charged with felony DWI in Orchard Park

A Lackawanna man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated early Sunday after his vehicle went off the road in Orchard Park, police said.

A caller reported a vehicle off the road just after 3 a.m. in front of a dealership on Southwestern Boulevard, police said in a news release.

The operator of the vehicle, Joseph Cecala, 61, was found to be intoxicated and arrested, police said. He submitted to a breath test, which revealed a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent, police said.

A check of his driving record showed previous convictions for DWI, elevating the offense to a felony, police said. He also was  charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation for allegedly driving with a revoked license due to a previous alcohol conviction.

He was arraigned in town court and released.

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