Macken pleads guilty to felony DWI

GUILDERLAND — Barry Macken, 66, of Guilderland, pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony, before Judge Thomas A. Breslin in Albany Supreme Court this week.

On Dec. 2, 2016, at about 10:26 p.m., police saw Macken swerve his vehicle over the fog and yellow lines on Western Avenue in Guilderland, according to a release from the Albany County District Attorney’s Office; he then failed field sobriety tests and registered a blood-alcohol content of .23, nearly three times the legal limit of .08.

Macken was driving with a revoked license from a prior DWI conviction.

He will be sentenced on Nov. 30. Macken faces six months in Albany County’s jail, to be followed by five years of probation.

Macken will also be subjected to a $1,000 fine, a mandatory ignition-interlock device for five years, and license revocation for 12 months subject to the determination of the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles; he will also be required to attend a victim impact panel session.

Assistant District Attorney David J. Szalda of the Vehicular Crimes Unit prosecuted this case.


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