DWI-Drugs Charges Against Driver Who Struck Pole.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports 58-year-old Leonard Batog of Depew is charged with DWI – Drugs following an evaluation by a Sheriff’s Drug Recognition Expert. Deputies responded to a parking lot at 12775 Broadway in the Town of Alden June 20 at approximately 9:10 P.M. for reports of a vehicle striking a pole. Following their investigation, Batog was arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of operating a vehicle impaired by drugs and DWI – Drugs. The operator was also issued four tickets for unsafe tires and operating a vehicle without an inspection. Batog was transported to the Erie County Holding Center and held on $250.00 bail and later released.