A Schoharie man with 26 license suspensions received two years in jail Tuesday after admitting to driving without a license more than once, Albany County prosecutors said.
In one instance, prosecutors said he drove without a license away from a court appearance on charges he previously drove without a license.
Jerry McCluskey, 34, pleaded guilty in January to two counts of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, felonies.
Albany County district attorney’s officials said authorities stopped McCluskey a total of three times in September and October for driving without a license, finding each time him to be driving with a suspended license with 26 suspensions from 10 separate incidents.
Police in Albany first stopped McCluskey Sept. 6 on Madison Avenue for speeding. The officer then discovered the 26 suspensions.
More than a week later, on Sept. 17, Albany County sheriff’s deputies stopped him due to an excessively loud muffler in the town of Berne. Deputies cited him again for driving with a suspended license.
Then, on Oct. 16, on an appearance for his Berne case, the same deputy who charged him Sept. 17 spotted him driving away from court with a still-suspended license, prosecutors said.
Newspaper records indicate that McCluskey was previously charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in 2010 by the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Department. The outcome of that case was unclear.
McCluskey is to serve his time at the Albany County Jail.