Repeat offenders sentenced in county court

NORWICH – Judge W. Howard Sullivan had a full docket and a full house on Monday in Chenango County Court. In addition to the high-profile sentencing of Lewis J. Lee, Sullivan accepted guilty pleas and handed out sentences to two other defendants.

Kent Hoyt Jr. pleaded guilty to driving with a blood alcohol content higher than the legal level. The defendant was pulled over on Jan. 22 in New Berlin, and was found to have a blood alcohol level greater than .08 percent. District Attorney Joseph McBride pointed out that this was not the fist offense for Hoyt, who was in the Town of Columbus Court on a similar charge. McBride said the defendant had a long history of driving while intoxicated.

“Sir, you need to stop drinking and driving, especially stop driving,” McBride said.

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