Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

March 29, 2014

Man with outstanding warrants hits mailbox

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — A Buffalo man who hit a mailbox on Tonawanda Creek Road in a silver BMW just before 2 a.m. Thursday was charged with driving while intoxicated, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said. 

Alfredo A. Gonzalez, 43, 200 Niagara St., Buffalo, also had two warrants out for his arrest from Minnesota, the Sheriff’s Office said. Gonzalez is wanted by the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office for a probation violation for identity theft and by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for identity theft. 

Gonzalez, who doesn’t speak English and required a translator from the U.S. Border Patrol, crashed the car into a mailbox and drove onto the lawn of the house on Tonawanda Creek Road. When a deputy arrived on the scene, Gonzalez was attempting to fix a flat tire that was a result of the accident, the Sheriff’s Office said. Through the interpreter, Gonzalez told deputies that he crashed because he was drunk.

A search of the car Gonzalez was driving turned up an out-of-state driver’s license with a different name that matched a credit card Gonzalez had in his wallet, the Sheriff’s Office said. 

Gonzalez was remanded to the Niagara County Jail on $250 bail, with detainers for the outstanding warrants and a detainer from the Border Patrol while they determine his resident status. He is due in Lockport Town Court on April 1.