Amherst Police: Buffalo man arrested for driving while intoxicated with 13-year-old in vehicle

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AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB)–A Buffalo man is facing several charges after driving while intoxicated with a 13-year-old child.

Police say they received a report of an intoxicated man operating a vehicle in the parking lot of the Mel Ott Little League in Amherst around 9:50 a.m. Sunday morning.

Once they arrived on the scene, 39-year-old Matthew B. Rainero was found passed out behind the wheel. The car’s motor was running and a child was inside.

Rainero was taken into custody and returned to Amherst Police Headquarters where an evaluation determined he was under the influence of narcotic analgesic.

Rainero was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, criminal possession of controlled substance 7th degree, endangering the welfare of a child, and aggravated driving while intoxicated; with a child passenger less than 15.

Rainero was processed and released with an appearance returnable to Amherst Town Court. The child was turned over to a third party.

Kelly Khatib is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.

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