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Buffalo woman sentenced in drunk driving crash

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 16:28:05-04

A Buffalo woman has been sentenced to six months in jail after she drunkenly crashed and seriously injured her passenger last year.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says Joslyn Miller, 23, pleaded guilty to vehicular assault in January after a crash that hospitalized 21-year-old Shaun Monae Williams on April 15, 2016.

Officials say the crash happened around 1:10 a.m. while Miller was driving with a BAC of .22%. She was speeding while driving south on Main Street in Dunkirk near Sister's Hospital when she lost control of her car and crashed into a parked car, according to the DA.

As a result of the crash, Williams broke her femur, hip and arm, sustained an orbital fracture and suffered severe nerve damage, according to DA Flynn. He also says Williams needed several surgeries as a result of her injuries.

According to officials, Miller will also be on five years probation following her time in jail. She also got her license revoked for a minimum of one year, according to the DA. The DA also says her car, or any car she has access to, must have an ignition interlock device that will not allow the car to start if she has been drinking.