Kendall man sentenced to state prison for felony DWI

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 November 2022 at 10:38 am

ALBION – A Kendall man was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison on Wednesday for drunk driving while exceeding 100 miles per hour.

Lazaro Botello, 31, of Kendall pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated for an incident on June 20 when he was stopped in Clarendon. He was charged with unlawful fleeing from a police officer, resisting arrest, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, speeding and DWI.

He pleaded guilty on Aug. 3 to aggravated felony drunk driving, which satisfied all other charges against him.

Orleans County Court Judge Sanford Church gave Botello the maximum sentence in the plea agreement.

In other case on Wednesday in court, Isaiah Casanova, 22, of Medina pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and violating his probation.

He faces a maximum of 2 to 4 years in state prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 11.

Casanova admitted in court on Wednesday that he driving a vehicle in August that had a 9 mm gun in the glove compartment. As a prior convicted felon, he isn’t allowed to have a gun. He also was driving a vehicle with a suspended registration.

In another case, Darius L. Jones, 30, a former inmate at Orleans Correctional Facility pleaded guilty to having dangerous contraband in the state prison. Jones sharpened plastic into an ice pick shape. He faces up to an additional 1 1/2 to 3 years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 18. He is now incarcerated at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden.

In another recent case in county court, Dale Shawver, 60, of Albion was sentenced to six months in the Orleans County Jail and 10 years of probation.

Shawver pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse, a D felony, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, which is a misdemeanor. He allegedly touched a 12-year-old girl in an intimate area. When he was charged, he turned in his weapons and a gun met the criteria for being an assault rifle under the state’s SAFE Act. The judge issued an order of protection for the victim.