Man crashes into cab and causes brain injury, allegedly drove while high

Posted at 4:23 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 16:23:19-05

A Buffalo man is accused of being high and causing a traumatic brain injury to a 62-year-old man after a crash.

District Attorney John Flynn says Maxamillion Hernandez, 20, is charged with vehicular assault, assault and DWI.

On May 10, Hernandez allegedly sped on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda while impaired by marijuana and ran a red light, according to officials. He then crashed into a cab, causing brain injury to John Delzotta, a passenger in the cab, according to the DA.

Officials say Hernandez was arrested again on August 14 and arrested on Route 400 in the Town of West Seneca for driving while ability impaired by marijuana. Police say they stopped him when they noticed him speeding and weaving in and out of traffic.

Hernandez plead not guilty in court Monday. Bail was set at $50,000. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 7 years in prison.