Silver Creek, NY (WKBW-TV)
Release from the NYS Police-
At 9:43AM on January 5, 2011, the State Police were called to investigate a minor hit and run accident that occurred on I-90 westbound at milepost 427.5, just before the exit 54 ramp for State Route 400. The operator that reported the accident was Paul Millich Jr. (age:47) of Elma, NY who was operating a1998 Ford F-150 pickup truck. The vehicle that fled the scene was located by the State Police just past the Silver Creek exit on I-90. The accident itself involved very minor contact, the defendant drifted out of the center lane and sideswiped the pickup that Millich was operating. There were two occupants in the 2005 Mazda Tribute that fled the scene of the accident. The passenger was the operator’s 11 year old son. They were enroute from visiting relatives in the Buffalo and Lockport areas to their home in North Carolina. The operator of the 2005 Mazda that fled the scene was given several roadside sobriety checks and failed those at the scene of the vehicle stop. She was then transported to the State Police Thruway Buffalo station for booking and processing. The operator was found to have at a blood alcohol level of 0.22%, more than double the legal limit. She was arraigned before the Town of West Seneca Court and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $1000 bail. The defendant is due to reappear in West Seneca court on January 7, 2011 at 9:00AM.
The defendant who left the scene is:
38 year old Kimberly A. Ricks, of Greensboro, North Carolina
was charged with the following offenses:
Aggravated DWI: with child in the vehicle – 1st offense (Leandra’s law) – felony
DWI - misdemeanor
Leaving the scene of a property damage accident – traffic infraction
Unregistered motor vehicle (expired registration since Jan 15, 2009) –traffic infraction and VTL 1120-a failed to maintain vehicle in lane – traffic infraction.