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NT woman indicted in connection with Pendleton wreck

LOCKPORT – A woman who was allegedly highly intoxicated at the time of a two-vehicle injury accident Sept. 13 in Pendleton was arraigned Wednesday in State Supreme Court on a 19-count indictment.

Amy K. Mucha, 29, of Robert Drive, North Tonawanda, pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of first-degree, second-degree and aggravated vehicular assault, three counts of driving while intoxicated, two counts of second-degree assault, and single counts of reckless driving and failure to keep right.

Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner said a blood test at a hospital after the crash measured Mucha’s blood alcohol content at 0.29 percent, more than 3 1/2 times the legal threshold for intoxication.

The occupants of the other vehicle, Edward A. Hastings, 75, and Carol J. Hastings, 72, were seriously hurt in the crash on Campbell Boulevard. Sheriff’s deputies blamed the collision on Mucha’s southbound vehicle crossing the center line about 11:50 p.m. and colliding head-on with the Hastings’ pickup truck.