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Police: Have you been drinking? Driver: 'I had seven beers'

A Lackawanna man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop early Monday morning, according to the City of Tonawanda Police Department.

Ryan J. Conners, 37, was charged with DWI and other charges after a traffic stop on Niagara Street in the City of Tonawanda just before 3 a.m. Monday.

Police said Conners was driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone and was crossing the center lines on Niagara Street.

When asked if was consuming alcohol, officers said Conners' response was: “I had seven beers.”

Conners was placed under arrest and recorded a .27 blood alcohol content, police said.

Conners was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, operating a vehicle over .08 blood alcohol content, moved from lane unsafely and speeding. He was held on $250 bail.

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