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Depew man charged with boating while intoxicated on Buffalo River

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.

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