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Two Schenectady County men sentenced for DWI

Two Schenectady County men sentenced for DWI

Two Schenectady County men were sentenced for DWI on Tuesday morning.

Two Schenectady County men were sentenced for DWI on Tuesday morning.

Alan Cuomo, 47, of Rotterdam, was sentenced to six months in the Albany Correctional Facility and Jason McDonald, 33, of Schenectady, was sentenced to five years of felony probation. Both were sentenced in front of the Judge Joseph Teresi in Albany County Court.

Cuomo was stopped on Aug. 24 at a DWI checkpoint on I-90 in Guilderland, where he showed physical signs of intoxiation and failed several field sobriety tests. In police custody he tested a .11 percent blood alcohol content.

On Dec. 11, Cuomo pleaded guilty to one count of DWI, a felony. His sentence included five years of felony probation, the installation of an ignition interlock device, which will be in service for five years, a $2,000 fine and a license revocation for a year and a half.

McDonald was stopped on the Adirondack Northway in the town of Colonie on July 7, when he was pulled over for a traffic violation. He showed physical signs of intoxication and while in custody tested a .08 percent blood alcohol content.

On Jan. 2, he pleaded guilty to one count of DWI, a felony. His sentence included six months in jail, the installation of an ignition interlock device for the next five years, 200 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine.

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