Lemon convicted of DWI

GUILDERLAND — A jury has found Aric Lemon guilty of driving drunk and speeding on Interstate 87 in Guilderland.

Lemon, 40, of Watervliet, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with .08 of 1 percent of alcohol or more, both misdemeanors, and of a speeding violation.

The case was heard Thursday, Aug. 8, in Guilderland Town Court with Judge Bryan Clenahan presiding.

According to a release from the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, events leading to Lemon’s arrest and conviction unfolded this way: On April 15, 2018, at about 2:15 a.m., police officers saw Lemon traveling on Interstate 87 at a speed of about 86 miles per hour in a 65-miles-per-hour zone. Following a traffic stop, Lemon failed all standardized field sobriety tests at the scene and later registered a blood-alcohol content level of 0.11 percent.

Following the verdict, Lemon was sentenced to participation in the Impaired Driver Program and to attend a Victim Impact Panel. He also must pay fines and surcharges and is to have on ignition interlock device installed.

Assistant District Attorneys Max Beyer and Michael Shanley handled the prosecution of this case.

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