Medina man pleads guilty to DWI, faces prison sentence

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 October 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Medina resident pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and could face a 1 to 3 year sentence in state prison.

Justin R. Carpenter, 31, of Medina was charged with felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation after he was stopped Aug. 22 by state police.

Carpenter admitted in Orleans County Court on Monday that he had been drinking on Aug. 22. He registered a 0.20 Blood Alcohol Content, 2 ½ times the legal limit.

He has a prior misdemeanor DWI from November 2006 in the Town of Shelby.

Carpenter could have faced a maximum of 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison, but as part of a plea deal on Monday the sentence will be a maximum 1 to 3 years. He will be sentenced on Feb. 1.

In other cases in County Court, the following were arraigned:

Stacy Hamilton, 31, of Yates-Carlton Townline Road, Carlton. She is charged with grand larceny in the third degree, and endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree. She allegedly took about $15,000 from an elderly person, who she was managing the finances for, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Stuart J. Rodden, 25, of Medina was arraigned for violating probation. He was previously arraigned on Oct. 5 for driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree.

Rodden was charged on Aug. 7 following the investigation of a motor vehicle accident with an unregistered dirtbike on South Lyndonville Road (Route 63) in the Town of Ridgeway. The DWI and AUO represent a violation of his probation.

Jeddida Manning, 19, who was an inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility before being moved to the Lakeview Correctional Facility in Oswego County.

Manning has been charged with aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate after he allegedly bit a corrections officer, and exposed the officer to Manning’s blood. Manning is currently serving a sentence of 2 to 6 years for attempted arson and criminal possession of stolen property.