A Depew man was charged with boating while intoxicated Tuesday night on the Buffalo River, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies stopped Daniel Fazzalaro at about 8:50 p.m. after they saw multiple navigation law violations, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
Fazzalaro was taken ashore and was administered field sobriety tests. He registered a blood-alcohol content of more than one and a half times the legal limit of 0.08%, according to the Sheriff's Office, which did not disclose his precise BAC level.
Deputies charged him with misdemeanor counts of operating a vessel while intoxicated and operating a vessel with a BAC of 0.08% or higher, as well as two navigational law violations. Fazzalaro was released to a sober third party.