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Cheektowaga Women Sentenced for Striking 3 Children While Driving Under the Influence.

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 24-year-old Amber Miller of Cheektowaga has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns to six months in jail and five years probation for a car crash that injured three people.

In February, Miller pleaded guilty to one count of Vehicular Assault in the 2nd Degree.

On July 28, 2016, at approximately 4:27 p.m., while impaired by alprazolam, a depressant, Miller was driving on Central Blvd. in Cheektowaga. As a result of her impairment, her car crossed over to the other side of the road and struck 3 children, causing serious physical injury to Devon Mills of Cheektowaga, who was 12 years old at the time. The defendant then fled the scene and returned approximately 12 minutes later.

As a result of the collision, Devon Mills sustained a brain bleed and is recovering. 15-year-old Timothy Clontz and 12-year-old Kendrik Hampton both of Cheektowaga also sustained physical injuries.

DA Flynn commends the Cheektowaga Police Department for its investigative work, including Lt. Steven Berecz.

Vehicular Crimes Bureau Chief Kelley A. Omel prosecuted the case

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