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NYSP: Parolee accused of DWI had drugs, gun, 8-year-old in vehicle

WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State police said a Buffalo parolee was found asleep at the wheel while his vehicle was stopped in the road early Wednesday morning.

Police said the arrest of Time Thomas Jr., 28, occurred around 2:30 a.m. on River Road in Wheatfield. Also in the vehicle were a female passenger and an 8-year-old child.

According to Troopers, Thomas failed a pre-screening for DWI Drugs. They also said cocaine, heroin and a pistol loaded with a high-capacity magazine were found in the vehicle.

Thomas was charged with the following crimes:

  • aggravated DWI with a child passenger less than 16 years old
  • endangering the welfare of a child
  • criminal possession of a weapon
  • fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (two counts)
  • seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance

After being arraigned, Thomas was remanded to the Niagara County Jail without bail due to previous felony convictions and being on parole.

Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.

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