Andrew Brindisi charged in April Hit and Run

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A recent hit and run accident has resulted in the indictment of a City of Utica employee, Friday.
It happened back in April near the Mid-York Library building in west Utica and caused a gas leak, where some people in the area had to be evacuated while national grid stopped the leak.
City of Utica employee Andy Brindisi, the brother of Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, has been formally charged with assault and leaving the scene of an accident in connection with the hit and run.
He pleaded not guilty, Friday, in Oneida County Court and was released on his own recognaissance until his next court appearance.
The assault charge is a felony, punishable by up to seven years in state prison upon conviction.
Officials in the City Corporation Counsel Office said that Brindisi is still employed with the City's Urban Renewal Agency.
The victim in this accident has filed a notice of claim against the city, so officials can't comment further at this time.

The notice preserves the victim's right to sue the city.  

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