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Driver pleads to vehicular assault in drunken-driving crash that injured friend

A Buffalo woman whose drunken-driving car crash seriously injured her passenger pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular assault Monday in Erie County Court.

Joslyn Miller, 23, was heavily intoxicated and speeding when she drove south on Main Street, near Sisters Hospital, at 1:10 a.m. on April 15. She lost control of her vehicle and smashed it into a parked car.

Passenger Shaun Monae Williams, 21, suffered a broken leg, hip and arm in the crash. She also had injuries to her face and sustained nerve damage.

Prosecutors said Miller's blood alcohol level was 0.22 percent at the time, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.

Judge Michael Pietruszka set sentencing for April 24, when Miller could face up to seven years in prison.


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