HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo man admits to driving drunk when he had nine children, all under 15-years-old, in his vehicle during a crash. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says 36-year-old Angel Morales had more people in his vehicle than seats.
The incident happened in July around 8 a.m. and officers smelled alcohol on Morales’ beath. Deputies say he had slurred speech and impaired motor coordination. He failed four sobriety tests and a blood alcohol content test revealed an alleged .13 percent.
Morales pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated, known as Leandra’s Law, and endangering the welfare of a child. Morales also pleaded guilty in a separate case, where he admits to a burglary at a Hamburg residence.
When he was free on bail after the crash, the DA’s office says he stole prescription medicine, a purse and jewelry. He pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted burglary. Morales faces up to 11 years in state prison when he is sentenced in November.
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