MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - The former North Collins Fire Chief will be spending the next year in state prison after being sentenced Monday for his third DWI.
Michael Mooney, 59, was arrested last October for driving drunk after he left the scene of an accident at the Lakeview Hotel in the Village of Mayville in Chautauqua County. Mooney has two prior DWI convictions and was charged with felony DWI for this third incident.
At the time of the accident, Mooney was driving on a revoked license and had no ignition interlock device installed in his car, despite being required to do so after his last DWI conviction.
Now the former North Collins Fire Chief will spend a year in prison and when released, will have to have an ignition interlock device installed for three years.
The judge also sentenced Mooney to three years conditional discharge, meaning he must stay out of trouble or face additional jail time.
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State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will stop in Buffalo to make an announcement about a sustainable homes program.
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