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Lowville man admits to impaired driving from alcohol, drugs


LOWVILLE — A Lowville man admitted Friday in Lewis County Court to impaired driving by alcohol and drugs.

Jerrilee Hartle, 32, of 5380 Water St., pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, amended from first-degree, also satisfying charges of unsafe backing and no inspection. Sentencing was set for April 26.

Mr. Hartle was accused of being under the influence of alcohol and diazepam May 10 in a parking lot on South State Street and nearly backing into a patrol vehicle.

Also in Lewis County Court on Friday:

William A. Fayle, 42, of 6393 Linger Long Pond Loop Road, town of Watson, was arraigned on charges of second-degree unlawful imprisonment and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and pleaded guilty to the charges. Sentencing was set for April 26. Mr. Fayle was accused of restricting the breathing of Melissa Fayle on Sept. 22 at their residence and restraining her from leaving the bedroom.

Daniel F. Eckelman, 21, of 7469 Railroad St., Lowville, was sentenced to three years’ probation, 40 hours of community service, $1,073.20 in shared restitution and $250 in court fees on a charge of petit larceny, to which he pleaded guilty Jan. 11. He was accused of helping to steal helmets and gasoline cans belonging to Gordon Yancey on Nov. 7 in the town of Martinsburg.

Matthew D. Ludwikowski, 17, of 7052 W. Main St., Port Leyden, was arraigned on a charge of petit larceny and pleaded guilty to the charge. Sentencing was set for April 19. He was accused Dec. 9 of stealing a hammer and wired fencing belonging to Robert Reese in the town of Leyden.

Christopher D. Larkins, 16, of 7499 S. State St., Lowville, was arraigned on a charge of petit larceny and pleaded guilty to the charge. Sentencing was set for April 12. He was accused Jan. 23 of stealing a $5 bill from Cazenovia Equipment on Shady Avenue in Lowville.

Cody J. Amidon, 21, of 6334 E. Main St., Turin, had his case of first-degree reckless endangerment, aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and unlawful possession of marijuana adjourned to April 12, with a possible trial date of May 13.

Mr. Amidon was accused of driving a van over the speed limit on July 12 in the town of Lyonsdale while a passenger was hanging out the side door skateboarding, going on the wrong side of the road while on two wheels and going off the road and nearly hitting a building in Lyons Falls. He allegedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent, just above the state’s aggravated DWI threshold of 0.18 percent.

Michael T. Sage, 34, of 7107 Brantingham Road, Greig, had his case of aggravated DWI adjourned to April 12, with a possible trial date of May 13. He was charged July 28 on Brantingham Road in the town of Greig.

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