Drunk driver hears fate

JOHNSTOWN — A Northville woman who drove intoxicated last November while her license was suspended for a prior alcohol-related offense was sentenced Monday in Fulton County Court to probation.

Stacy L. Jackson, 40, of 130 Ridge Road, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye to five years probation, a $1,000 fine, participation in county Drug Court, and driver’s license revocation, as part of a plea arrangement.

The sentence was based on Jackson’s March 1 guilty plea before Hoye to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated.

Gloversville police arrested her on Nov. 26, charging her with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Officers said Jackson was intoxicated after the vehicle she operated was stopped for speeding. Police at the time said Jackson’s New York state driver’s license was suspended for a previous alcohol-related offense.

In other recent County Court cases:

— Kurtis T. Fuller, 19, of Prospect Avenue, Gloversville, pleaded guilty Sept. 29 before Hoye to one count of third-degree burglary, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive six months in the County Jail, five years probation, and he must pay an unspecified amount of restitution.

Fuller was charged on Aug. 18 by Gloversville – one of 30 individuals apprehended that week in a warrant sweep that included many burglary and weapons charges warrants.

Beginning on Aug. 17, the Gloversville Police Department, state police, Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Johnstown Police Department, as well as several Montgomery County law enforcement agencies, commenced a two-day “warrant sweep” which led to the arrest of the defendants. The suspects were wanted on outstanding bench and arrest warrants.

— Robert Flores, 33, of Houseman Street, Mayfield, was sentenced Sept. 29 by Hoye to four months of weekends in the County Jail, as part of a plea arrangement. He also received five years probation, and he must also must pay surcharges and other fees.

The sentence was based on his July 21 guilty plea to one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Flores was arrested Dec. 21.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.