Man charged with DWI, manslaughter following collision

SCIO, N.Y. (WIVB) — An Allegany County man has been charged with manslaughter and DWI following a collision in the Town of Scio.

Around 12:30 a.m. on Monday, New York State Troopers went to Route 18 in the town after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

The driver, who State Police identified as Scio resident Todd Gardner, 43, had been going north on the road when the collision occurred.

The victim, Wellsville resident Douglas Brauen, 37, was injured, but Troopers say he was alert and responsive at the scene.

After Brauen was taken to Jones Memorial Hospital for possible leg fractures, Troopers say he went into cardiac arrest and died.

Gardner’s blood-alcohol content was .11 percent, according to State Police.

Following the incident, Gardner was charged with DWI and second-degree manslaughter. He was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $5,000 bail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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