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A Cheektowaga woman pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular assault and drunken driving before Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk for the crash on South Union Road and Wehrle Drive near her home that seriously injured a passenger in the car she hit.

Kory L. Shaunessay, 35, of Wehrle Drive, faces a possible prison term of 2-1/3 to 7 years on her plea because she has a 2003 conviction for DWI, Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said.

Shaunessy admiteed running a red light on South Union at Wehrle late last May 11 while drunk and striking the passenger side of another vehicle, severely injuryt Travis Wass, 23, of Orchard Park. Sedita said she faces sentencing at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 11.