Transplant recipient sent to prison

Pat McMahon Contributor
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CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Cheektowaga man who’s run out of second chances will finally head to prison for an alcohol-fueled hit and run crash.

The 32 year old will spend at least the next year behind bars. The judge gave Gurninderjit Thandi the maximum sentence for a DWI crash, where he had a blood alcohol level of seven times the legal limit.

Thandi struck two cars and a injured a pedestrian back in March while he was driving drunk in the Edgebrook Estates, in Cheektowaga.

Police say he had a blood alcohol level of point 5.6.

Two months prior to this crash, Thandi received a liver transplant in Rochester.

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