BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The doctor who acquitted of serious charges, but convicted of drunk driving in the July, 2011 hit-and-run death of a teenager, was censured and reprimanded by New York State.
Dr. James Corasanti is on probation for five years, ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and can only practice medicine while under the supervision of another licensed physician.
Corasanti agreed to the reprimand.
The state Board for Professional Medical Misconduct has also ordered Corasanti to stay away from alcohol and all other mood altering substances.
He must also participate in self-help groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, according to the report.
Corasanti was behind the wheel when his BWI struck and killed 18-year-old Alexandria Rice of Amherst.
In May, he was acquitted on serious charges of manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter, but the jury found him guilty of DWI.
Corasanti is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 16 by Erie County Court Judge Sheila DiTullio. He faces a maximum of one year in jail.
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