Burke W. Forster 45, arrested on multiple charges after being stopped for DWI with 11-year-old son in car.
Orchard Park Police arrested a 45-year-old man on a felony drunken driving charge and violating Leandra’s Law because a child was in the vehicle.
Police said officers stopped Burke W. Forster of Orchard Park on California Road Friday night because his vehicle had expired out-of-state plates. After submitting to a breath test, Forster was subsequently arrested on a DWI charge because the test revealed his blood-alcohol content was .15 percent, almost twice the legal limit.
Because Forster was convicted of DWI in 2011, the DWI charge was upgraded to a felony, police said.
In addition, his 11-year-old son was in the vehicle when stopped, resulting in police charging Forster with violating Leandra’s Law.
Forster also was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle and speeding. He was released after posting $200 bail and has a Town Court date on Feb. 18.