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Ogdensburg man pleads guilty to DWI


An Ogdensburg man pleaded guilty Tuesday in city court to driving while intoxicated.

Joseph M. Bresett, 45, of 7808 Route 68, was arrested Jan. 24. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Court documents stated that his blood alcohol content was .19 percent. The state’s legal threshold for intoxicated is a BAC of 0.08 percent. A person is charged with aggravated DWI after registering a BAC of 0.18 percent or higher.

Judge William R. Small fined Mr. Bresett $850 and ordered him to pay $395 in surcharges. He was also granted a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to enroll in a Drinker Driver Program and install an Interlock alcohol ignition/detection device in his vehicle for six months. His driver’s license was revoked for six months.

In other cases in city court on Tuesday:

Casey J. Spiak, 22, of 418 Linden St., Ogdensburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal contempt to satisfy that charge, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest, all stemming from a Nov. 6 domestic incident with Karissa J. King. He allegedly violated a court order of protection. He was released to the supervision of probation and will be sentenced Jan. 21. Mr. Spiak was represented by the St. Lawrence County Public Defender’s Office.

Richard D. Goolden Jr., 31, last known address 700 New York Ave., Ogdensburg, pleaded guilty as charged to second-degree criminal trespass from May 20, fourth-degree stalking from April 1 and third-degree criminal tampering with evidence from July 2012. He was accused, of entering an apartment at 930 Ford St., telephoning Stephanie LeGault, 24, of Ogdensburg, when warned not to and putting fish entrails into the heating duct of his former residence at 819 New York Ave. He was sentenced to time served in St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, fined $250 and was ordered to pay $200 in surcharges. Mr. Goolden was represented by the county Conflict Public Defender’s Office.

Gerald L. Ripley, 43, of 907 Ford St., Apt. B, was sentenced to eight months in St. Lawrence County jail for an Aug. 21 charge of third-degree assault. He was originally charged with that plus second-degree unlawful imprisonment and criminal mischief, all stemming from an alleged domestic dispute with Tammy A. Perry, 41, same address. He was also fined $250 and was ordered to pay $200 in surcharges. He was represented by the public defender’s office.

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