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Drunk driver gets one year behind bars for hitting, seriously injuring pedestrian

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Posted at 8:21 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 20:21:34-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A drunk driver is headed to jail for hitting and seriously injuring a pedestrian.

A judge sentenced 51-year-old Michael Eddo of Williamsville Friday to one year behind bars for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Eddo struck a pedestrian who was walking on the side of Harris Hill Road near Main Street in the Town of Clarence. The crash happened in February of 2019. Eddo registered a 0.19% BAC at the time of the crash.

The pedestrian was taken to ECMC where he was treated for more than a month after suffering multiple injuries including traumatic brain injury. He has yet to fully recover.