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Dismissed Corasanti juror fined for DWI and leaving-the-scene charges

A Kenmore man who was removed from the jury hearing Dr. James G. Corasanti’s fatal hit-and-run trial in May was fined $2,500 this week as part of his punishment for driving while intoxicated.

Michael E. Barron, 40, of Courier Boulevard, also was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, complete a drinking and driving program and attend a victim-impact panel, according to the Town of Tonawanda Court. He also must pay a $400 surcharge.

Barron pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Town Justice Daniel Cavarello on Monday fined Barron $250 for the leaving-the-scene conviction, in addition to an $85 surcharge.

Barron’s driver’s license also was revoked for a year.

Barron was removed as a juror on the fifth day of the Corasanti trial. A civilian called police after observing Barron driving peculiarly at about 12:10 a.m. on Elmwood Avenue. He knocked over a utility pole and drove away, officials said.

Barron’s blood-alcohol content was triple the legal limit.