Holley man admits driving impaired without license, could face 1 to 3 years in prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 March 2017 at 4:53 pm

ALBION – A Holley man admitted to drinking some hard liquor on Oct. 29, before he was stopped in Barre and charged with driving while impaired and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

William Tuttle Jr., 36, of West Albion Road in Holley could face a maximum of 1 to 3 in state prison when he is sentenced at 2 p.m. on June 12.

He had his driver’s license suspended after he was found guilty previously of driving while impaired due to drugs.

Tuttle did not have a breathalyzer to measure his Blood Alcohol Content on Oct. 29, and he also passed a field sobriety test. He had about 2 ounces of hard liquor about an hour before he was pulled over in Barre, Tuttle told Orleans County Court Judge James Punch.

The judge asked Tuttle if his ability to drive was “impaired by some degree” and Tuttle agreed it was.

In another case, District Attorney Joe Cardone presented a plea offer to a Murray resident with multiple prior DWIs.

Kevin A. Truesdell, 39, of Hurd Road was arraigned in court on March 6 for felony DWI, AUO of a motor vehicle in the first degree and aggravated DWI (registering 0.18 percent or more).

Truesdell also faces charges of violating his probation in Genesee County. He also was recently arrested for criminal mischief and trespass in Murray.

Cardone’s plea offer would incorporate all of the crimes. Truesdell would face a maximum of 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison as part of the plea.

Truesdell is represented by attorney Gary Horton. Truesdell has been in jail the past two weeks with bail at $20,000. He was given time to consider the offer from the DA.

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