Impaired Driver Traveling with Children Arrested in Wheatfield

WHEATFIELD – On 12/15/20 at 2017 hours, The Niagara County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a citizen’s complaint of an impaired driver in the Town of Wheatfield. Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol observed the male suspect get into a vehicle, operate the vehicle and a traffic stop was initiated.

The male driver, identified as David E. Spencer, 34 years of age of Lockport, was determined to be impaired by drugs. In the vehicle with Spencer were 2 children under 15 years of age. The children were turned over to a relative and Spencer was taken to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office for further evaluation. A Drug Recognition Expert was called to assist and Spencer was determined to be under the influence of drugs.

Spencer was charged with: Aggravated DWI With Children in the Vehicle- Leandra’s Law, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Drugs and 2 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Additional charges are pending for Spencer.