AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - An Erie County Sheriff's deputy has admitted driving drunk when he struck a motorcyclist stopped at a red light.
In August, 28-year-old Michael Haug was off-duty when he rear-ended 37-year-old Daniel Colosimo of Tonawanda, who was stopped on his motorcycle at a red light. Colosimo was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered serious traumatic brain injury.
PHOTO GALLERY | Michael Haug
Haug admitted in court on Monday he was driving drunk with a BAC of .25 percent, more than three times the legal limit. He pleaded guilty to first degree vehicular assault, which is a higher charge than his initial arrest for second degree vehicular assault.
When Haug is sentenced on January 30, he faces a maximum of seven years in prison.
An eight-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County. Officials are at the scene on West Road, in Leon.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York.