Buffalo man held on three felonies after Tonawanda DWI

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man is facing three felonies after he reportedly drove a Ford pickup truck on front lawns, smashed into lawn furniture and hit a tree while driving while intoxicated on Penarrow Drive in the City of Tonawanda around 10 p.m. Sunday night.

Anthony Cole, 43, was charged with DWI, a Class D felony, aggravated unlicensed operation, a Class E felony, and criminal mischief, also a Class E felony, as well as five traffic charges. Following the crash, police say Cole fled the scene. He reportedly refused a breath test, but admitted to drinking beer and taking three shots prior to driving.

A side mirror and the truck’s driver’s side running board were found at the scene. The truck was left parked in a driveway around the corner, on Westbourne Drive.

According to Tonawanda Police, Cole had two previous DWI convictions and a revoked non-driver status on his license, but was not driving with a required interlock device.

Adam Duke is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2021. See more of his work here.

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