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Two Lewis County men sentenced to jail time for DWI

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LOWVILLE — Two Lewis County men were sentenced Friday in County Court to jail time on drunken-driving charges.

David A. Baxter, 44, of 5076 Crofoot Hill Road, Constableville, was sentenced to one year in county jail, five years’ probation, a one-year conditional discharge, $1,550 in fines, $520 in court fees, driver’s license revocation for at least one year and mandatory participation in ignition interlock and victim impact panel programs on a charges of felony driving while intoxicated, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, to which he pleaded guilty Feb. 8.

Mr. Baxter was accused of DWI and possession of hydrocodone Aug. 8 at Riverside Park on Laura Street in Lyons Falls. He also attempted to avoid being arrested, according to Lewis County sheriff’s deputies.

Allan F. Marolf, 28, of 5111 Route 26, Turin, was sentenced to one year in county jail, a three-year conditional discharge, a $1,500 fine, $570 in court fees, a one-year driver’s license revocation and mandatory participation in ignition interlock, victim impact panel and alcohol treatment programs on a charge of felony DWI, to which he pleaded guilty Jan. 18. Mr. Marolf was stopped Oct. 19 on Route 26 in the town of Turin.

Also Friday in Lewis County Court:

Matthew A. Rebb, 26, Route 3, Natural Bridge, following successful completion of Drug Court, was allowed to withdraw guilty pleas from February 2012 to felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle charges and plead to misdemeanor counts instead.

He then was sentenced on those charges, plus operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, to three years’ probation, a one-year conditional discharge, $1,750 in fines, $395 in court fees, a one-year license revocation and mandatory participation in ignition interlock and victim impact panel programs. He was stopped in July 2011 on Route 3 in the town of Diana.

Michael T. Sage, 34, of 7107 Brantingham Road, Greig, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, six-month license revocation, $395 in court fees and mandatory participation in ignition interlock, victim impact panel and alcohol treatment programs on a charge of DWI, to which he pleaded guilty March 15. He was charged July 28 on Brantingham Road in the town of Greig.

Kathleen A. Biro, 21, of 6854 McAlpine St., Lyons Falls, was sentenced to three years’ probation, with credit given for the past year spent on interim terms of probation, along with $3,355 restitution and $250 in court fees on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, to which she pleaded guilty in April 2012.

Judge Daniel R. King also issued a five-year stay-away order of protection on the victim’s behalf. Ms. Biro was accused of possessing four checks from July 22 to Aug. 1 belonging to Stephen Biro and containing his forged signature.

Darick R. Brand, 23, of 6412 Pine Grove Road, Glenfield, was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief and pleaded guilty to that charge. Sentencing was set for June 7. Mr. Brand was accused of damaging a window and shed belonging to Bruce Sampson on Jan. 11 in the town of Greig.

Benjamin R. Gallo, 37, Ava, had his case of two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and single counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle adjourned to May 10.

He was accused of possessing ketamine, Ecstasy and hashish at a traffic stop Aug. 12 on Route 26 in the town of Turin during the moe.down music festival at Snow Ridge Ski Resort.

Luis J. Pabon Jr., 39, and Chantel M. Bergen, 21, both formerly of Lowville, had their cases of three counts of third-degree criminal sale of marijuana, two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana adjourned to May 10. The pair was accused of selling marijuana on several occasions in the village of Lowville.

On Wednesday in Lewis County Court:

Tyler K. Lashbrooks, 22, of 5568 Highland Ave., Lowville, was sentenced to one year in county jail, $1,023.21 in shared restitution and $250 in court fees on a charge of petit larceny, to which he pleaded guilty Jan. 11.

He was accused of helping to steal helmets and gasoline cans belonging to Gordon Yancey on Nov. 7 in the town of Martinsburg.

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