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Man pleads guilty in drunk driving crash that paralyzed driver

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 11:13:52-04

A Buffalo man admitted Thursday to his role in a drunk driving crash that left a driver paralyzed.

55-year-old Kevin Reyome pleaded guilty to Vehicular Assault and Leaving the Scene of a Serious Physical Injury Accident.

Reyome crashed his pickup into the back of a vehicle driven by 37-year-old John Reinard after midnight on September 16, 2016. Reyome then drove away form the Harlem Road scene, but stalled in a nearby neighborhood.

Reyome fled on foot when police responded. He was later captured and a test revealed his blood alcohol content at ,14%, almost twice the lefal limit.

Reinard is now paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the crash.

Reyome faces a maximum of 1 and 1/3 to 4 years in prison when he is sentenced in June.