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Woman gets week in jail for DWAI

November 4, 2012
The Leader Herald

JOHNSTOWN - In Fulton County Court on Friday, Robin A. Curtin, 54, of Saratoga Boulevard, Gloversville, was sentenced by Hoye to seven days in jail and a $750 fine.

She was convicted by a trial jury last month of driving while ability impaired. After a four-day trial, the jury on Sept. 17 found Curtin not guilty of a felony count of driving while intoxicated, but it convicted her of a lesser DWAI count. Judge Polly Hoye had given the jury the option of the lesser offense of DWAI to consider.

After the trial, District Attorney Louise Sira said DWAI is considered a misdemeanor, and due to the defendant's having at least three prior drinking-and-driving-related convictions, Curtin faced up to 180 days in jail and a $1,500 fine.

But defense attorney Michael Viscosi successfully argued for lesser time.

Curtin had been arrested at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 by state police. Troopers said her car veered into the oncoming lane on Route 29A in the town of Caroga and hit a state Department of Transportation snowplow.

 
 

 

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