Second DWI gets Albion man 90 days in county jail

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 April 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – An Albion man will spend 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated on Sept. 7 in Medina.

Josh Porter, 40, of East Park Street has a prior DWI from Oct. 27, 2011 in Lockport. He registered a 0.13 percent blood alcohol content on Sept. 7, above the legal limit of 0.8 percent.

Porter apologized in court for the crime. He said he has been sober for 7 months and 20 days and is determined to be a better family man and citizen.

“We’re lucky this isn’t a vehicular manslaughter,” County Court Judge James Punch said at sentencing on Monday. “It’s a wonder to me more people aren’t killed by people like you.”

The judge also sentenced Porter to five years on probation and revoked his driver’s license for a year. Porter also must install an inter-lock ignition device for the next three years on any vehicle he drives. That device makes sure he hasn’t been drinking.

In another case on Monday, an Appleton woman pleaded guilty to grand larceny. Dawn Papazian admitted she stole a horse trailer from Lynn-Ette and Sons farm in Kent. She will be sentenced at a later date and won’t receive a state prison sentence, but could receive up to a year in the county jail.