Tonawanda News

May 4, 2013

Rash of Kenmore DWIs yields wreck

Staff Reports
The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — A drunk driver passed a red light on Elmwood Avenue and T-boned another vehicle Thursday night, Kenmore Police said. 

Bryan Kroon was driving his Ford Escape northbound on Elmwood when he went through the red light and a hit a vehicle traveling west on Kenmore Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. Kroon’s car then veered off, hit a light pole and narrowly missed pedestrians waiting at a Kenmore Avenue bus stop. 

“There were people in the area that jumped to get out of the way,” Capt. Thomas Phillips said. 

The 30-year-old man of Kenmore was not injured, and his blood alcohol content was 0.26 percent. He was charged with aggravated DWI, passing a red light and other traffic violations. 

A 59-year-old woman was driving the car Kroon hit. She did not have any serious or visible injuries, but was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for pain treatment. 

The accident was one of three DWI arrests in 24 hours, Kenmore Police Chief Peter Breitnauer said.

Another motorist, William Murray III, was found sleeping behind the wheel in a convenience store parking lot. Police arrested Murray, 30, of Kenmore, after he failed several sobriety tests and attempted to flee on foot. 

He was charged with felony DWI, as he has two previous convictions — one in 2004 and another in 2010. 

Colleen McMillan, 22, of Buffalo, was also arrested for DWI after speeding on Delaware Avenue. Her blood alcohol content was 0.13 percent.