The district attorney's office revealing new information in city court Thursday afternoon in relation to the February 25, 2011 crash that left one woman dead and an off-duty Buffalo Police Officer critically injured.
The car was driven by 22 year old Anthony Thompson. Assistant District Attorney, Thomas Finnerty, told the judge Thompson's blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, two hours after the crash which occurred at 2 a.m. at the intersection of Main and Ferry Streets.
The collision killed one of Thompson's four passengers, 20 year old Honey Ransom of Buffalo and left 30 year old Gary Sengbusch paralyzed on his left side. Officer Sengbusch is still in serious condition at the Erie County Medical Center.
Thompson waived his right to a felony hearing, saying he wants to spare the victims and their families anymore heartache.
The entire crash was caught on tape. In court, prosecutors claim more video surveillance cameras show Thompson driving recklessly and blowing through several other red lights moments before the crash..
Prosecutors will ask a grand jury to charge Thompson with aggravated vehicular homicide within the next 30 days. If convicted, Thompson faces up to 25 years in prison. Thompson is currently being held in jail on $500,000 bail.