Police break car window to attend to unresponsive man, arrest him
A Town of Tonawanda man was arrested on several charges Sunday evening after he was found passed out at the wheel in a turning lane of Twin City Highway, according to the City of Tonawanda Police Department.
Jacob T. Pettit, 18, was charged with driving while ability impaired, driving while intoxicated and other drug and traffic charges at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
City of Tonawanda officers said they found Pettit to be unresponsive inside his vehicle and that a firefighter had to break the driver’s side window to attend to him.
In addition to DWAI and DWI, Pettit was charged with obstructing emergency medical services, operating a vehicle impaired by drugs, possession of marijuana, seconddegree harassment and three traffic charges. Pettit was held for evaluation.
– Keith McShea