NEW YORK, NY -- On September 22, 2017, at approximately 2:11 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on State Route 33, in the Town of Cheektowaga for a speeding violation. The driver of the vehicle, Joseph J. Lops, age 49, of Williamsville, NY, was found to be intoxicated. He was transported and processed at SP Buffalo, where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.21%. Additionally, he has a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years and as a result was subsequently charged with:
Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; a Class E Felony
Driving While Intoxicated with previous conviction within 10 years; a Class E Felony.
Operating a Motor Vehicle with .08% or more of BAC with prior conviction within 10 years; a Class E Felony.
Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd Degree; a Unclassified Misdemeanor.
Numerous Vehicle and Traffic Violations
Lops was turned over to a sober third party and released on traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Cheektowaga Court on September 27, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.