St. Johnsville man sentenced to probation, fines for DWI

Allen Florian

JOHNSTOWN — A St. Johnsville man was sentenced Thursday in Fulton County Court to probation and fines from a drinking and driving conviction.

Allen Florian, 31, of Division Street, was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to five years probation, as part of a plea arrangement.

He also received a $1,500 fine and surcharge, driver’s license revocation, and he must place an ignition interlock device on his vehicle.

The sentence was based on Florian’s Sept. 6 guilty plea to a felony count of driving while intoxicated, as a previous drinking and driving offender.

Florian was arrested by state police May 28 and charged with felony DWI.

Troopers said that at approximately 4:14 a.m. that day, Florian was seen driving a red Chevy Cruze on Route 67 in Johnstown.

Troopers said Florian went over the double line several times and was stopped, during the stop police smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from within the passenger compartment of the vehicle .

Troopers said Florian was asked to perform a standardized field sobriety test, which he failed and he was issued a pre-breath test screening, which yielded a positive result.

Florian was arrested and transported back to the state police barracks in Fonda for processing.

Troopers said Florian yielded to a breath test while at the barracks, which showed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.16 percent.

Due to a prior DWI conviction within the preceding 10 years, Florian was charged with a felony-level DWI.

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