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Albany County Court resolves several DWI cases

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ALBANY, N.Y. - District Attorney P. David Soares has announced that multiple defendants appeared for Driving While Intoxicated related charges in Albany County Court on Wednesday.

Domonick Fish, 61, was sentenced to one to three years in State Prison and he must install an Ignition Interlock Device for three years following his release, pay a $1,000 fine and face a minimum of one year of license revocation.

On September 29, 2013 on Central Avenue in the Town of Colonie, Fish drove his vehicle through the parking lot of Shop Rite and made a left turn, hitting another vehicle in the parking lot. When officers arrived, the defendant exhibited several physical signs of intoxication, failed multiple field sobriety tests and registered a BAC of .23% while in police custody.

Timothy Austin has been sentenced to 90 days in the Albany County Jail, three years of Misdemeanor Probation, a $1,000 fine, the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device for three years and a minimum of one year of license.

On October 26, 2013 at the intersection of Copeland Hill Road and Route 32 in the Town of Coeymans, New York State Police were approached by a bystander who said that a vehicle had driven through a guardrail and was at the bottom of an embankment next to the road. As officers approached the vehicle, they observed Austin climbing up the embankment and asked him what happened.

The defendant told officers that he had swerved to avoid hitting a deer and that he had not been drinking any alcohol. However, upon further investigation it was revealed he had a BAC of .21%.

Sean Shadrick, 37, was sentenced to a term of Drug Court with five years of Felony Probation, $2,000.00 fine, $300.00 surcharge, $25.00 Crime Victim Assistance Fee, $195.00 DWI fee, driver’s license revocation for a minimum of 18 months; subject to Department of Motor Vehicles, and Ignition Interlock device installed through the five years of probation.

On January 22, 2013, the Menands Police Department received a 911 call of possible intoxicated driver.  Police observed the vehicle on Broadway and initiated a traffic stop.  Shadrick was found to be driving the vehicle despite a previous license revocation and order for Interlock Ignition Device based on a 2012 DWI conviction. Shadrick failed field sobriety tests and registered a blood alcohol content of .07 approximately 50 minutes after arrest.

If Shadrick unsuccessfully discharged from Drug Court, and probation, he faces a maximum of two and one third years to seven years in State Prison.
Finally, Alinda Morris, 43, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Driving While Intoxicated with a Child in the Vehicle, a Class E Felony, on Wednesday.

On December 2, 2013, around 10:30 p.m., Morris was stopped by Albany Police in the area of Orange and Robin Streets for imprudent speed and failure to signal.  Morris displayed physical signs of intoxication, failed field sobriety tests, and registered a blood alcohol content of .12.

Morris faces a term of Drug Court and five years of Felony Probation, in addition to 60 days community Service through STOP DWI, $1,000.00 fine, driver’s license revocation for a minimum of one year; subject to Department of Motor Vehicles, attendance at Victim Impact Panel, and installation of Interlock Ignition Device through the term of probation, when sentenced on August 1, 2014.  

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