Major Scott D. Field
Troop T Commander
Cheektowaga, NY – On November 27, 2022, at approximately 7:45 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 in the town of Cheektowaga for vehicle and traffic violations. After interviewing the driver, Lewis E. Laster, 55, of Cheektowaga, NY, he was found to be intoxicated and had a revoked non-driver ID only. Laster was arrested and transported to SP Buffalo where his blood alcohol content was determined to be .19%.
Additionally, Laster has a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years and is required to operate a vehicle with an ignition interlock device. As a result, he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (Previous Conviction), Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st degree; all Class E Felonies, as well as Operating a Motor Vehicle with no Ignition Interlock Device; a Class A Misdemeanor.
Laster was released to a sober third party with appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Cheektowaga Court on December 9, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.