Juror removed from Corasanti trial for DWI
A juror serving on the manslaughter trial of Dr. James Corasanti was removed after the court learned he was arrested for DWI.
40-year-old Michael Barron of Kenmore was arrested early Thursday morning by Town of Tonawanda Police for aggravated drunken driving and traffic offenses.
Police report that Barron hit a pole on Elmwood Avenue and fled the scene. Police said when they caught up to him he was drunk. The trial of Corasanti was delayed a couple of hours Thursday due to Barron's absence.
When the court learned of Barron's arrest he was removed and was replaced by an alternate juror. Corasanti is accused of driving drunk in the fatal hit and run death of Alexandria Rice.