A state lawmaker from Elma is calling for changes to the current DW I hit-and-run law.
Senator Patrick Gallivan is proposing a new bill in the wake of last week's verdict in Dr. James Corasanti's vehicular manslaughter trial. Gallivan said under his proposal a drunk driver who fails to stop would have no excuse for "not knowing they hit a person."
Corasanti was acquitted of serious charges for the hit-and-run death of Alexandra Rice.
An Erie County Court jury has found Dr. James Corasanti not guilty on all of the major charges against him in the death of 18-year-old Alexandria Rice.
Jurors returned to the courtroom just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to issue their verdict.
The jury acquitted the 56-year-old Corasanti on second-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an incident without reporting, resulting death, and tampering with physical evidence.
The trial of Dr. James Corasanti enters its 16th day in Erie County Court today.
Corasanti finished testifying early Monday afternoon and then the jury heard a defense witness pick apart the results of Corasanti's blood test.
For Corasanti's second day on the stand, Alexandria Rice's father sat in his usual front row seat in the gallery wearing a neon green shirt that appeared close in color to the top Rice had on the night she was struck and killed by Corasanti's vehicle.
It is day ten of the vehicular manslaughter trial of Dr. James Corasanti. The Amherst doctor is accused in the fatal July 8 hit and run of 18-year-old Alexandria Rice.
An Amherst Police officer testified Friday about collecting evidence at Corasanti's home. Detective Peter Crofut said one of the first things that was visible on the vehicle was a "palm print" on the hood of the car.