BUFFALO, NY-- A-19-year-old Wyoming County teen is accused of injecting himself with cocaine while driving on the I-190 Tuesday night.
Erie County Sheriff officials say undercover narcotics detectives were returning to downtown Buffalo from an unrelated undercover drug operation when they noticed an erratic driver on the I-190 north. They say they saw the driver 'tying off' his arm to get it ready for an injection while the front seat passenger was steering the vehicle.
Detectives say they tried to pull the car over, but the driver refused to pull over at first. Investigators say once he did stop, they had to pull the teen out of the car because he refused to move to the back of the vehicle.
A hypodermic needle with drug residue and a plastic measuring spoon also with drug residue were confiscated from the vehicle.
The driver was charged with resisting arrest; criminal possession of a controlled substance; possession of a hypodermic instrument and reckless driving.
His name is not being released as he may be eligible for youthful offender status.
The passenger, Brandon Lisena, 20, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic needle.
Both were taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending their arraignment.