2 appear in county court on felony DWI charges

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 December 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Two Orleans County residents appeared in county court on Monday for felony driving while intoxicated charges.

Norman Bloom Sr., 48, of 424 East Center St. in Medina appeared in court for DWI and leaving the scene of an accident on Nov. 8. Bloom allegedly left the parking lot at O’Brien’s in Medina and struck a parked car, and then drove away, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Bloom refused a breath test at the scene. Judge James Punch set bail for Bloom, who is in the county jail, at $35,000.

Joshua J. Fisher, 25, of 4 North St., Albion, was arraigned for DWI. He was stopped by police in Albion on Nov. 9 and allegedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent, twice the legal limit.

Fisher pleaded not guilty in court on Monday. Bloom declined the public defender and said he would hire his own attorney. He will be fully arraigned in a future court date when he has his attorney.