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Buffalo man charged with DWI after car found in Orchard Park ditch

A driver who got locked out of his running car after it was driven into a ditch in Orchard Park was charged with driving while intoxicated, according to police.

Officers found the vehicle in a ditch on Valley View Road, off Jewett Holmwood Road, at about 3 a.m. Saturday.

Akhtar Sheraz, 25, of Buffalo was taken to the Orchard Park police station where he failed several field sobriety tests and was charged with DWI, driving with a suspended registration, driving an uninspected vehicle and a lane violation, police said.

Sheraz was taken to Mercy Ambulatory Care Center for a blood test. Further charges may be lodged depending on the results of the test, police said.

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