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LOCKPORT – Cody Miller, who pleaded guilty to driving drunk when his vehicle collided with a pickup truck, injuring the other driver and his daughter, was sentenced Friday to 16 months to four years in prison by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.

Miller, 25, of Divide Road, Town of Niagara, had pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

Miller’s blood alcohol content was measured at 0.32 percent, four times the legal threshold for intoxication, after the Nov. 3, 2012, crash at Porter and Tuscarora roads in the Town of Niagara. Gary N. Bugyi, then 49, and his 12-year-old daughter were hurt.

Miller, who already has served 10 months in jail, told Farkas he used to think that people who opposed drunken driving “were just out to ruin my fun.” He said he’s changed his opinion of DWI laws, finding them necessary.

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