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Driver who struck school bus during police chase is sentenced

A driver who crashed into a school bus and another vehicle while leading police on a daytime chase was sentenced to two years in the Erie County Correctional Facility for vehicular assault.

Antonio Gutierrez, 21, of Buffalo drove up to a residence on Weiss Street on March 29 when Buffalo Police were there to execute a warrant. Seeing the officers, Gutierrez sped away, with police in pursuit. Gutierrez crashed into another vehicle on Seneca Street, sending it crashing into a school bus, according to the District Attorney's Office.

The woman driving the other vehicle suffered an injury to her spine. No one on the bus was seriously hurt, prosecutors said.

In addition to the jail time, Justice John L. Michalski suspended Gutierrez's driver’s license for one year and for a year after that, will require any vehicle he can access to be fitted with an ignition interlock device.

Assistant District Attorney Patrick B. Shanahan prosecuted the case.

 

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