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Herkimer judge pleads guilty to DWAI after drunk driving crash

Michael Petucci was ticketed for DWI and failure to submit to a pre-screening test, on the night of December 12.

Posted: Jan 8, 2019 11:46 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2019 4:15 PM

HERKIMER - A Herkimer town justice pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired in Little Falls City Court after he crashed into the former Kmart building in Herkimer last month.

Michael Petucci was ticketed for DWI and failure to submit to a pre-screening test, on the night of December 12. He took a plea deal offered by the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, which includes a suspended license for 90 days, a trip to the victim impact panel, an alcohol evaluation and a fine of $500.

Petuccui was given a 20-day extension before his license will be suspended.

Petucci and his attorney Jonathan Cohn would not comment about the case after court was adjourned. He is scheduled to appear back in court on Jan. 29. 

According to the public information officer for the state court system, no determination has yet been made when and if the judge will return to the bench. 

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