NY liver transplant recipient guilty of drunken driving, alcohol level 7 times legal limitBy AP
Friday, June 4, 2010
NY man who got new liver admits drunken driving
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A New York man who received a liver transplant in January has pleaded guilty to driving drunk when he hit a pedestrian less than three months later.
Prosecutors say Gurninderjit Thandi’s (gur-NIN’-der-jeet TAHN’-dees) blood-alcohol level was 0.56 percent, seven times the legal limit for driving. They say he hit a man, two parked cars and a moving vehicle.
The 32-year-old from the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga (cheek-tuh-WAH’-guh) pleaded guilty in Erie County Court on Friday to aggravated drunken driving, aggravated unlicensed driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
The pedestrian wasn’t badly hurt.
Thandi has two previous convictions for driving while intoxicated. He could get up to seven years in prison at his August sentencing.
Alcohol abuse can lead to chronic liver disease.
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