Albion man sentenced to weekends in jail for road rage incident

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 October 2023 at 10:36 am

ALBION – An Albion man was sentenced to four months of weekends in the Orleans County jail for a road rage on Feb. 28 in Clarendon.

James Duggan, 59, of Albion allegedly became angry when he was passed by another driver. Duggan then tailgated that person who pulled over. Duggan then allegedly had a knife while he approached the other driver.

The other driver tried to grab Duggan’s hand that was holding the knife and the other person’s hand was cut, the District Attorney’s Office said.

Duggan was facing a charge of second-degree assault. That was reduced to third-degree assault as part of a plea agreement. He was sentenced to four months of weekends in jail and three years probation on Wednesday by Orleans County Court Judge Sanford Church.

In other cases in County Court:

Jennifer Sportsman, 48, of Clarendon pleaded guilty criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree and faces up to two years on probation.

Sportsman admitted to having a travel trailer that she knew belonged to someone else and that she didn’t have a right to keep it. The trailer is valued at more than $3,000.

Khyrel Ware, 26, a former inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility, pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the second degree for striking a corrections officer and causing that officer jaw pain and dizziness. The CO was out of work for five weeks. Ware faces an additional 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison. He is now incarcerated at the Mid-State Correctional Facility in Marcy near Utica.