Medina man gets 6 months in jail for DWI

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 April 2017 at 11:31 am

ALBION – A Medina man was sentenced to six months in the county jail on Monday for felony driving while intoxicated.

Jeremy G. Herman, 39, of Horan Road in Medina was charged with DWI on Aug. 17 when he was stopped on East Scott Road in Ridgeway.

Judge James Punch said this is the third offense for Herman.

“There has to be some jail time,” Punch told Herman during sentencing on Monday. “You had a very high Blood Alcohol Content.”

Herman will also have to serve five years on probation, lose his driver’s license for a year, and install an interlock ignition device that checks his BAC when he resumes driving. He also needs to attend a DWI impact panel.

Herman apologized in court, and said he is getting help.

“I can’t forgive myself right now,” he said. “I’m completely sorry.”

In other cases in County Court, three people pleaded guilty.

Edgar L. Rosario, 30, of Medina pleaded guilty to felony DWI. He was arrested on Sept. 25 after he was allegedly driving drunk with a BAC of 0.18 percent and struck a house on Eagle Harbor Road. District Attorney Joe Cardone said Rosario has a prior conviction for driving while impaired.

Rosario, as part of a plea deal, would face no more than six months in jail and five years on probation. He also could be deported.

He will be sentenced on June 26.

• Two teen-agers, who were arrested at a motel on Oct. 6 after being found with cocaine, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and face a maximum of a year in jail when they are sentenced June 19.

Drug charges were dropped against the two because a search warrant wasn’t properly executed in the case and that evidence can’t be used, Judge Punch ruled.

Andrew L. Coley, 19, of Albion and a 17-year-old girl from Webster pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, a 15-year-old runaway. The 17-year-old has been granted youthful offender status. Her record is sealed and her name shouldn’t be published.

Coley and the 17-year-old said in court on Monday there were alcohol and cocaine in the motel room. They were charged with endangering the welfare of a child for exposing the 15-year-old to drugs and alcohol.

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