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Police: Blasdell man with 36 license suspensions found passed out behind wheel

Tyler M. Melisz, 25, of Blasdell. (Orchard Park Police)

A Blasdell man whose driver's license has been suspended 36 times was arrested Saturday night after police found him passed out behind the wheel of a car near a major Orchard Park intersection, according to authorities.

Orchard Park police reported finding Tyler M. Melisz, 25, on Southwestern Boulevard at the "five corners" intersection at about 7 p.m. in his vehicle that was stopped in traffic. Officers woke him up and administered field sobriety tests, which Melisz failed, police said.

Officers found a small plastic baggy containing white powder, believed to be heroin, inside the vehicle, as well as a hypodermic needle, according to police.

Police charged Melisz with driving while ability impaired by drugs, first- and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.

He was arraigned in Orchard Park Town Court.

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