Niagara Falls man accused of DWI with one-year-old, eight-month-old infant in vehicle

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Niagara Falls man was arrested for allegedly driving while impaired by drugs with a one-year-old and an eight-month-old infant in the vehicle on Sunday, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to officials, at 4 p.m., 20-year-old Mekhi Miller allegedly made multiple abrupt lane changes and failed to signal. During a traffic stop, the deputy observed signs of drug impairment from Miller.

Both the one-year-old and eight-month-old were allegedly in improper child restraints, the sheriff’s office said.

Further investigation revealed that Miller was allegedly driving while impaired by drugs, where he was then evaluated by a drug recognition expert, officials said.

The children were turned over to a family member.

Miller was remanded to the Niagara County Jail where he will be held for centralized arraignment.

He was charged with the following:

DWI drugs

Aggravated driving while intoxicated

Leandra’s Law

Two counts of endangering the welfare of a child

Multiple vehicle and traffic law violations, which include: improper child restraint, improper turn signal, and moving from the lane unsafely

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