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Orange County News For Immediate Release Contact: Christopher Borek February 4, 2022 845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c
District Attorney Hoovler Announces Guilty Verdict In Intoxicated Driver Case
Defendant Convicted of Driving While Intoxicated After Jury Trial
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, January 31, 2022, Allan Jones, 27, of Warwick, was convicted by a jury in the Town of Warwick Court of Driving While Intoxicated and related traffic offenses. During the trial, prosecutors argued that on December 27, 2020 in the Town of Warwick, Jones operated a motor vehicle in a reckless fashion while turning off his headlights in an effort to avoid detection by the police. Officers were eventually able to stop Jones’s car, which struck a police vehicle in the process. Jones failed a series of roadside field sobriety tests and then submitted to a blood draw which was analyzed and revealed the presence of both alcohol and marijuana. After the jury returned the guilty verdict, the Court adjourned the case for sentencing to April 26, 2022. At sentence, Jones faces up to a year in the Orange County Jail, as well as mandated revocation of his driving privileges.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the New York State Police and the Town of Warwick Police for their investigation and the arrest of the defendant.
District Attorney Hoovler highly commended Assistant District Attorney Alycia DeMilio who prosecuted the case.
“Intoxicated motorists pose a risk and endanger officers who seek to keep our roads safe,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “My office will continue to seek to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions and to ensure that their privilege to drive a motor vehicle is revoked. We all deserve to drive on roads free from the danger of intoxicated drivers.”
This criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.