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Man sentenced for driving while under the influence of morphine, hitting two bicyclists

Posted: 10:56 AM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 15:56:02Z

An Elma man will spend four months of weekends behind bars for hitting two bicyclists while under the influence of prescription morphine and diazepam. 

Back in June of 2017 , investigators say 63-year-old Michael Zaenglein admitted to driving a vehicle on the shoulder of Clinton Road in the Town of Elma where he hit the bicyclists. One bicyclist was in a coma for nearly a month and suffered several serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury.  

Zaenglein pleaded guilty to Vehicular Assault in the Second Degree in September 2018. His license has been revoked for a minimum of one year. Zaenglein will also serve five years of probation. 

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