Myers sentenced after 2nd DWI

Brittany Myers

BERNE — Brittany Myers, 22, of Berne was sentenced Tuesday to one-and-a-third to four years in state prison.

She appeared before William A. Carter in Albany County Court after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated, a felony, and to circumvention of an interlock device, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to a concurrent term of one to three years in state prison after admitting to a violation of probation.

Myers will also be subject to one-year license revocation subject to Department of Motor Vehicle determinations, the installation of an ignition interlock device for three years upon release from custody, as well as a $1,000 fine.

According to a release from the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, events leading to Myers’s arrest unfolded this way:

On July 2, at approximately 12:44 a.m., on Route 32 in Westerlo, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office checked on a car that was pulled off to the side of the road where they discovered Myers in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. Myers showed signs of intoxication and a cold open beer was visible inside of the car.

Myers failed roadside field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breath test or further chemical analysis. At the time of this incident, her license was revoked based on previous convictions for drunk driving and for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle only weeks earlier, on June 27, as well as being suspended multiple times for failures to appear, answer summons, and pay fines.

Vehicular Crimes Bureau Chief Mary Tanner-Richter handled the prosecution of this case.

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