A Lockport man who was arrested on several charges of driving while intoxicated after a crash Tuesday admitted to drinking in the car, according to the City of Tonawanda Police Department.
Stanley E. Aldrow, 48, was charged with felony aggravated DWI and other charges after officers said he registered a 0.29 blood alcohol level, more than 3½ times the legal limit.
According to Tonawanda Police, Aldrow told officers: "I was drinking Jim Beam in my vehicle."
Aldrow, driving a 2010 Chrysler minivan, struck a vehicle at the intersection of Niagara and Hinds streets. Another minivan had stopped at a stop sign and was waiting for traffic to clear when Aldrow hit it as he drifted off the roadway, police said.
Both drivers were uninjured; both cars sustained heavy damage and had to be towed.
Felony aggravated DWI is driving with a BAC level of 0.18 percent or more; the legal limit is 0.08. Aldrow was also charged with felony DWI, felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and five other traffic charges related to the crash. Police said he had a previous DWI conviction in Genesee County in 2016 and was operating his vehicle without a court-ordered interlock device.
Aldrow is held on $750 bail.