NY man admits charges in crashApril 02,2014NY man admits
charges in crash
A New York man, charged with leading police on a drunken, high-speed chase in Pawlet that ended in a rollover crash, pleaded guilty to two of three criminal charges against him.
Jeffrey L. Kelly Jr., 21, of Granville, N.Y., pleaded guilty in Rutland criminal court Monday to misdemeanor counts of careless or negligent driving and eluding police.
In exchange, prosecutors dismissed a drunken driving charge and he was given a jail sentence of one to two years — all suspended.
Kelly was placed on probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. He must pay $500 in fines.
Kelly was arrested on the night of Feb. 24 after a high-speed chase on the Danby-Pawlet Road, according to court records.
Vermont State Police Trooper Joseph Duca wrote in an affidavit that Kelly drove his truck more than 70 mph in an attempt to escape pursuit.
The chase ended near the intersection with Lilly Hill Road, where Duca said the truck rolled onto its side in a residential driveway.
The trooper said a breath test administered to Kelly almost two hours after the crash indicated his blood-alcohol content was .213 percent — close to three times the .08 percent legal limit to operate a motor vehicle in Vermont.MORE IN This Just InMONTPELIER — The 22 water systems in Vermont that draw from Lake Champlain are participating in a... Full StoryJOHANNESBURG — When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a... Full Story
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