Two felonies results in prison term


JOHNSTOWN — A Broadalbin man convicted of two felony driving offenses in Fulton County Court is going to state prison for up to three years.

Adam J. Winney, 27, of 7387 Fishhouse Road, pleaded guilty March 5 before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to felony counts of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but Winney is expected to receive one to three years in state prison. The sentence is also set to include a $1,000 fine, one year driver’s license revocation, and he must affix an ignition interlock device to his vehicle.

Winney was arrested at 3:50 a.m. Oct. 24 by Gloversville police. He was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, driving without an interlock device, unlawful possession of marijuana and several traffic infractions by city police.

While on patrol, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations on Broad Street. Police conducted a field sobriety test on the driver, Winney, after smelling an alcoholic beverage coming from his person that yielded positive results for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

In other recent County Court cases before Hoye:

∫ Kyle Anderson Sr., 35, of Hoosac Street, Johnstown, pleaded guilty March 5 to felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while ability impaired, as part of a plea arrangement.

He is due to be sentenced later to credit for time served, five years probation, participation in County Drug Court, a $500 fine, and a driver’s license suspension.

∫ Jose Samuels, 51, of Union Street, Gloversville, was sentenced March 1 to time served and a five-year stay away order, as part of a plea arrangement.

The defendant pleaded guilty Feb. 8 to one count of first-degree criminal contempt.

Samuels was arrested July 2.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at