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Driver pleads guilty to vehicular assault in crash that left man brain injured

A Buffalo driver who was high on marijuana when he ran a red light and crashed into cab and caused serious injury to a passenger in that cab has pleaded guilty to vehicular assault.

Maxamillion Hernandez, 21, of Buffalo also pleaded guilty Friday to driving while his ability was impaired by a drug.

Hernandez was impaired by marijuana on May 10, 2016, when he was speeding on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda and ran a red light, according to the Erie County District Attorney's office . His vehicle crashed into a cab that was carrying a Town of Tonawanda man who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Hernandez was again arrested Aug. 14, 2016 on Route 400 in West Seneca for driving while his ability was impaired by marijuana. He was stopped by a West Seneca police officer who observed him speeding and weaving in and out of traffic.

Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio scheduled sentencing for Oct. 26.






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