Man found innocent of DWI brought back for trial

NORWICH – The District Attorney’s Office has brought additional felony charges against a man found innocent of related charges earlier this year.

Mark Dexter, whose trail begins this afternoon, was found not guilty of driving while intoxicated. He was found guilty of driving while ability impaired - a far lesser charge - and is now being charged with bail jumping, a felony.

“This is an absurd case of vindictiveness. Mr. McBride is just mad he didn’t get Mr. Dexter on his DWI felony charge,” said Dexter’s attorney Jeffrey Leibo.

In the prior case, at about 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2002 in the Town of Greene, Dexter was involved in a tractor trailer accident. Dexter was driving a tractor trailer that was hauling precast concrete blocks weighing about 52,000 pounds North to Sherburne from Binghamton. When coming to negotiate a turn, he claimed his brakes locked and that he lost control of his rig. However, the officer and medical technician at the scene testified Dexter displayed signs of intoxication. After listening to testimony from both sides, a jury found him guilty of driving while ability impaired.

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