A grand jury review is scheduled in the criminal case against a 22-year-old Niagara Falls man identified as the motorist responsible for a police chase that ended in a three-vehicle crash that injured seven earlier this month in downtown Buffalo.
Asad Hixon, 22, of Niagara Falls, was held for the grand jury following a felony hearing last week in Buffalo City Court.
State Police, who were involved in the Nov. 3 pursuit of Hixon, had charged him with second-degree vehicular assault, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, possession of marijuana, driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Hixon’s co-defendant, 17-year-old D. T. Robinson Jr., also from Niagara Falls was charged with possessing eight grams of crack cocaine. Robinson was injured in the crash but has since been released from the hospital. He may be ruled a youthful offender, authorities said.