CITY OF TONAWANDA, NY — A Tonawanda man was charged with driving-while-intoxicated after police say he crashed into a motorcycle Saturday afternoon.
The accident happened around 2 p.m. at the intersection of Delaware Street and Syracuse Street.
John W. Orlowski, 52, of DeKalb Street, was charged with aggravated DWI for having a blood alcohol content of .18. He was also charged with felony DWI (due to a previous DWI conviction) and cited for running a red light and having unsafe tires.
Police say he was driving north on Delaware when his vehicle hit a motorcycle going eastbound on Syracuse Street.
The motorcyclist, Barry Best, 58, of Tonawanda, suffered broken ribs and a lower back injury. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center.
Bail for Orlowski was set at $5,000.
Orlowski was also arrested back in July for pointing a gun at an energy worker who was going door to door.