SCIO, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a western New York man was driving drunk when he struck a pedestrian who later died at a hospital.

Troopers say 43-year-old Todd Gardner, of Scio (SYE'-oh), was driving on Route 18 in his rural Allegany County hometown around 12:30 a.m. Monday when he struck 37-year-old Douglas Brauen of nearby Welllsville.

Police say Brauen was alert and responsive when he was taken to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville for treatment of leg injuries. Troopers say he went into cardiac arrest and died.

Police say Gardner's blood-alcohol content was 0.11 percent. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and manslaughter. Gardner has been released from the county jail after posting $5,000 bail.

The district attorney's doesn't know if he has a lawyer yet.


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