Buffalo Woman Sentenced In Drunk Driving Crash

Modified: April 25, 2017 2:31pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 23-year-old Joslyn Miller of Buffalo has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Michael Pietruszka to six months in jail and five years probation for a drunk driving crash that seriously injured her passenger. 

In January, Miller pleaded guilty to Vehicular Assault in the First Degree. 

On 4/15/16 at approximately 1:10 a.m., while having a BAC of .22%, the defendant was driving at a high rate of speed southbound on Main Street near Sister's Hospital when she lost control of her car and crashed into a parked car.  The collision caused serious physical injury to her passenger, 21-year-old Shaun Monae Williams of Buffalo.  

Ms. Williams sustained a broken femur, hip and arm as a result.  She also sustained an orbital fracture and severe nerve damage.  She required multiple surgeries as a result of the collision. 

Judge Pietruszka also revoked Miller’s license for a minimum of a year and her car or any car she has access to must be fitted with an ignition interlock device that will prevent the car from starting if she has been drinking. 

DA Flynn commends the thorough investigative work of the Buffalo Police Department Accident Investigation Unit, including Lt. Thomas Leatherbarrow and Officer Robert Delaney. 

Vehicular Crimes Bureau Chief Kelley A. Omel prosecuted the case.