Modified: February 22, 2017 4:32pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 24-year-old Amber Miller of Cheektowaga has pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns to one count of Vehicular Assault in the 2nd Degree for a car crash that injured three people.
On July 28, 2016, at approximately 4:27 p.m., while impaired by alprazolam, a depressant, Miller was driving on Central Blvd. in Cheektowaga. As a result of her impairment, her car crossed over to the other side of the road and struck 3 children, causing serious physical injury to Devon Mills of Cheektowaga, who was 12 years old at the time. The defendant then fled the scene and returned approximately 12 minutes later.
As a result of the collision, Devon Mills sustained a brain bleed and is recovering. 15-year-old Timothy Clontz and 12-year-old Kendrik Hampton both of Cheektowga also sustained physical injuries.
Miller faces up to four years in prison when she is sentenced by Justice Burns on May 10, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
DA Flynn commends the Cheektowaga Police Department for its investigative work, including Lt. Steven Berecz.
Vehicular Crimes Bureau Chief Kelley A. Omel is prosecuting the case.