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2 sentenced to jail for DWIs

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 February 2017 at 8:21 am

ALBION – Two people will people time in jail for driving while intoxicated after being sentenced Monday in Orleans County Court.

Christopher Aldrich, 47, of West Avenue in Albion was sentenced to a year in the county jail by Judge James Punch. The year was the maximum sentence as part of a plea deal. Felony DWI can carry a maximum of 4 years in state prison.

Aldrich pleaded guilty to felony DWI on Nov. 28. He was stopped in Albion on July 24 after he was driving erratically.

Aldrich admitted he had been drinking before driving that day. He has a prior DWI in 2012.

“You certainly have quite a history in multiple states,” Punch told Aldrich during sentencing. “You were quite under the influence.”

The judge also revoked Aldrich’s license for a year, and is requiring him to pay a $520 court surcharge and $50 DNA fee.

• A Byron woman with a past DWI was sentenced to four months of intermittent jail. Lindsay Skivington, 29, of Cook Road will be in jail from 6 p.m. on Mondays through 7 a.m. on Wednesdays for four months.

She faced a maximum of six months in jail as part of a plea deal. She pleaded guilty to felony DWI on Nov. 28. She admitted she had been drinking before driving when she was arrested in the Village of Albion on July 31, when she was stopped for speeding.

“You have a record here and there has to be some punishment,” Punch said. “You must stop drinking completely.”

Skivington also had her license revoked for a year and will be on probation for five years.

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