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Judge orders man who drove drunk with seven kids in car to 5 years probation, $3,000 fine

A Buffalo man who admitted driving drunk July 4 with seven children in his car was placed on five years’ probation today and fined $3,000.

State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang also ordered Brandon Fryer to do 100 hours of community service during his first year on probation and revoked his driver’s license.

Fyer, 27, of Wecker Street, pleaded guilty in January to three counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child. He had faced 1-1/3 to four years in prison.

Fryer 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 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, ranging in age from 3 to 13.