BUFFALO, NY-- The man accused of driving drunk and injuring two teenagers on New Years Day appeared in Buffalo City Court Tuesday morning.
Police say Abdikadir Jaffar, of Utica, was driving near the intersection of Richmond, Connecticut and Bryant when he allegedly hit a car -- went off the road -- hit a pole and then plowed into the teens and other pedestrians on the sidewalk.
Two teen victims were hopitalized, one has been released. A 61-year old man remains hopitalized at ECMC.
Nate Kahn, 15, was badly injured. His lower left leg was amputated. The City Honors freshman is a member of the varsity basketball team. There is a specially designed t-shirt fund underway to raise money for his medical expenses.
Jaffar faces several charges, including DWI and vehicular assault. The judge increased his bail from $2,500 to $25,000.
2 On Your Side's Claudine Ewing learned that Jaffar is from Somalia and became a U.S. citizen in 2012. He lives in Utica where his family says he works for a yogurt company. He is a father of eight children. Five live in Buffalo and three live in Kentucky according to his sister Arfon Mohamed.