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Police: Man facing multiple charges after lying to officers about daughter in hospital

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo man is facing a number of charges after police say he lied to them about his daughter being in the hospital.

Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m., Robin Blassinggame, Jr., 29, was pulled over on Delaware St. in Tonawanda.

Police say he was speeding and failed to use a turn signal. When asked why, police say he said that he "had to get to the hospital in Cheektowaga" and that his "daughter fell down the stairs."

Blassinggame's licensed was revoked in 2014 due to a DWI. He also had six suspensions on his license when he was arrested on Sunday.

In addition to this, Blassinggame had a warrant out of Buffalo, charging him with third-degree assault.

Police also say he had a baggie of suspected cocaine and an open can of beer in his vehicle.

Blassinggame was taken into custody. When asked why his daughter wasn't taken to Kenmore Mercy Hospital, police say he declined to answer.

According to officers, somebody else called and gave police the same story Blassinggame told them. The story was determined to be false, they say.

Blassinggame was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, falsely reporting an incident, criminal possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy and four traffic crimes.

He was held on $500 bail.


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