After West Seneca police charged Daniel Polis with driving while intoxicated, he called his pal to pick him up at the police station and drive him home, according to police.
But when the friend, John Seep of Williamsville, arrived, officers said it was clear that Seep had been drinking because he had glassy eyes and slurred speech. Seep told an officer that he had walked to the station to pick up Polis. When he was told that Polis could only be released to a sober adult, Seep went outside, got in a car, and drove off, according to police.
Unfortunately for him, an officer was watching him on the police station's security camera.
Seep, 26, was pulled over on Union Road and charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, and driving without a license, police said.
Then they drove Seep back to the police station.
Police had arrested Polis, 26, of West Seneca, at about 7 a.m. after finding him slumped over the wheel of his car in the middle of Tim Tam Terrace, with the vehicle running and in reverse gear with Polis' foot on the brake. Officers said they woke him up. Polis did not know where he was and failed several roadside field sobriety tests, police said. He was charged with DWI, a stopping violation and uninspected vehicle.
A sober relative responded to pick up Polis, who was released on his traffic tickets. The relative also posted $150 cash bail for Seep’s release.
Seep is due in town court on April 4. Polis is due in court April 7.
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