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A Buffalo man charged with driving drunk July 4 with seven children in his car pleaded guilty today to three counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child.

Brandon Fryer, 27, of Wecker Street, admitted he was driving drunk with a 0.12 percent blood-alcohol content when police stopped him after he drove through a red light at East Ferry Street and Bailey Avenue.

He was on his way home from Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

The three counts involved his three children who were passengers in the four-door sedan, along with four other children. They ranged in age from 3 to 13.

Fryer initially was charged with 14 counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child, seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving through a red light.

Erie County Assistant District Attorney Christopher H. Gresham said the charges were consolidated as part of the plea deal.

Fryer faces 1 1/3 to four years in prison when sentenced March 19 by State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang, according to District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.

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