4 are sentenced in Orleans County Court

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 April 2017 at 5:24 pm

ALBION – Four people were sentenced in Orleans County Court this afternoon, and three will be going to either the county jail or state prison.

• Jessica D. Hale, 26, of South Avenue in Medina was sentenced to nine months in jail for felony driving while intoxicated.

Hale, in a previous court appearance, said she had been drinking vodka when she was stopped by police on Sept. 29 on West Avenue in Shelby. Her Blood Alcohol Content was 0.17 percent two hours after being arrested.

Her attorney Nathan Pace asked for no jail time and probation only, saying she had a job lined up and had received treatment through GCASA.

County Court Judge James Punch said Hale had been on probation before and had been arrested twice while on probation.

She also will have to pay a $520 court surcharge, $50 fine, have her driver’s license suspended for a year and must install a interlock device that measures BAC in the future when she is driving.

• A Holley woman was sentenced to a year in state prison and one year of post-release supervision for violating her probation. Jennifer McCarthy-Conklin, 41, was previously sentenced to the county jail for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

She violated several conditions of her probation, including using crack cocaine on several occasions, she admitted to Judge Punch.

Derrick Cooper, 23, was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison for violating his probation.  Punch said Cooper committed “a very disturbing crime” to be on probation and then had a “poor performance on probation.”

• Anthony O. Durant, 49, of Niagara County was sentenced to two years probation for driving while intoxicated. Durant was charged in Albion in December and had a BAC of 0.12 percent.

Punch revoked Durant’s license for six months, and also said he needs to pay a $395 court surcharge and install an interlock device in the future when he’s driving.

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