Drunk Driver Sentenced for Causing Thruway Crash That Injured Driver in Disabled Vehicle

Modified: January 7, 2020 11:41am

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1/7/2020

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 33-year-old Anthony Myers of Depew has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski to 6 months in jail followed by 5 years of probation.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019, at approximately 5:07 p.m., the defendant was driving, under the influence of alcohol, westbound on the I-90 near the Route 400 interchange when his vehicle rear-ended a disabled vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of the thruway. A breathalyzer test determined that the defendant had a BAC of 0.25 at the time of the crash.

The driver of the disabled vehicle was taken to ECMC for neck and back injuries.

Myers pleaded guilty to one count of Vehicular Assault in the First Degree, a Class “D” felony.

In addition to his sentence, Judge Michalski ordered the defendant to pay a $2,500 fine and perform 50 hours of community service. Myers was also ordered to continue with alcohol counseling and his driver’s license will be revoked for 1 year.

DA Flynn commends the New York State Police for their work in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christopher McCarthy of the DA’s Vehicular Crimes Bureau.