BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The second phase of a law designed to protect children fromdrunk drivers goes into place this weekend.
On August 15th, New York State becomes the tenth state torequire drivers to install breathalyzer devices on their cars aftertheir first conviction for drunk driving.
A host of law enforcement officials turned out Wednesday at theoffices of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and O'Brien, Boydattorneys to show how the device works. Representatives of IgnitionInterlock of Erie County showed the steps required to start yourcar if you've been convicted of DWI.
The official explained, "So it's ready for a test right now, andthis is the proper procedure you're supposed to follow. (Blows intodevice.) I gave it the sample and I have a clean breath so thelight is green, and I have four minutes to start the car. So I'mgood to go and the car starts."
This device is installed at the driver's expense, and it isleased at a charge of $70 to $110 a month. The minimum requirementis six months. Again, this law takes effect starting Sunday.
A tractor trailer veered off the road and went through a fence, while crashing into the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Fredonia, Friday morning.
Officials in Wyoming have captured a wanted man and his girlfriend, who were allegedly heading to Buffalo.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Santa Land is returning to Chestnut Ridge Park, on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.