Man found innocent back for another possible trial

NORWICH – A man that was found not guilty of a DWI charge at trial is now being brought back to county court to face additional charges. Mark Dexter was found not guilty of driving while intoxicated, but was found guilty of driving while ability impaired, a far lesser charge, and is now being charged with bail jumping, a felony.

Dexter has two prior felony DWI convictions and currently has another pending DWI case in Cortland County. Dexter was wanted on a bench warrant for the Chenango DWI since 2003 when he fled. He was arrested this year by police in Cortland for a separate charge of DWI and was found to be wanted by County officials here for a DWI. He was then turned over to Chenango County. District Attorney Joseph McBride said “This man should go to jail right now. He is a serious menace to society.” Following the verdict, McBride requested Dexter be remanded to county jail, but his request was denied. McBride also asked for the maximum sentence of one year for the DWAI. His sentencing has yet to be decided by the court.

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