The Vehicular Crimes Bureau is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of felony crimes involving the use of a motor vehicle.
The bureau, led by Chief Paul J. Glascott, handles cases involving vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an incident involving death or serious physical injury, aggravated driving while intoxicated or ability impaired by drugs and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Misdemeanor level impaired driving offenses are generally prosecuted in the local courts by prosecutors assigned to the Buffalo City Court Bureau and Justice Courts Bureau.
As most of these offenses occur during the late night or early morning hours, it is critical that the initial investigation is conducted immediately and correctly to maintain crucial evidence. In addition to overseeing a team of three Assistant District Attorneys and managing a caseload, Chief Glascott is on-call on-call 24 hours a day to advise law enforcement agencies on matters concerning criminal charges, obtaining search warrants, evidence collection, witness interviews and to ensure that accident reconstruction is complete.