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Medina man pleads guilty to DWI in high-speed chase

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 August 2019 at 12:25 pm

ALBION – A Medina man pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court this morning to felony driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Jessy Miller, 32, allegedly led police on a three-county high-speed chase on March 4. He admitted in court today to drinking alcohol before driving that day.

Miller had five shots of fireball, cinnamon whiskey, that day. His blood alcohol content was 0.15 percent, about twice the legal limit, said Joe Cardone, the Orleans County district attorney.

Miller faces a maximum of 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison for felony DWI and AUO third. The time will likely be served with the sentenced in Genesee and Niagara courts.

Miller allegedly was driving a white Blazer on Main Street in Shelby on March 4. He was allegedly doing donuts in a yard on Main Street and hit a porch. He then took off with a passenger he refused to let out. He has to pay up to $2,797 in restitution for the damage to the porch.

Police followed him to Genesee County, where he was stopped. Miller refused to get out, but his passenger was able to get out of the vehicle. Miller then sped off, hitting the passenger with the door of the vehicle.

Miller then went to Niagara County, where he was found crashed on Mountain Road with injuries.

He is currently in Genesee County Jail on $25,000 cash and $50,000 bond.

Orleans is the first of the three county courts to accept a plea offer in the case. Miller will be sentenced in Orleans County on Oct. 24.

In other cases in County Court this morning:

Kyle Allport, 34, of Medina was arraigned on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Allport in August 2016 allegedly inappropriately touched a 6-year-old girl.

He pleaded not guilty to both charges today. The judge set bail at $10,000.

Stephen W. Miles, 56, was sentenced to 1 ½ years in state prison for attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. Miles allegedly had cocaine.

Miles has struggled with drug addictions for many years and already has served four state prison terms and been in the county jail several times.

His attorney, Mark Young, said Miles has worked to change the direction of his life through treatment programs.

“He is making a concerted effort to refrain from using drugs and I hope he continues on that path,” said Cardone, the district attorney.

Holly Bevins, 23, of Irondequoit was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison for violating her probation by using drugs, missing probation appointments and leaving the county without permission of the probation department.

Judge Sanford Church urged Bevins to enroll in treatment programs in the state prison system.

Kayla Rowling, 28, of Medina was sentenced to a year in the county jail for attempted possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

She admitted previously to having cocaine on Nov. 28, 2018. She is a first-time felony offender.

Candido Candelaria III, 27, of Albion admitted to several probation violations including using cocaine, multiple times drinking alcohol and law enforcement contact on three occasions, including an arrest for aggravated harassment.

He faces up to 1 to 3 years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 3.

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